Some good news this morning that Newcastle’s 20 year-old 6’4″ striker, Andy Carroll, signed a new three-and-half-year contract last Monday, his agent has confirmed to skysports.com this morning.
Andy Carroll – local lad signs 3 year deal on Tyneside.
The 20-year-old Gateshead-born England Under-19 striker, has broken into the first-team this season, and has given a number of impressive displays, in which he has looked the part, even though he’s just 20 years old.
Andy has started 5 games this season, with 5 additional substitute appearances, and has got two vital goals for the club already, and looks a physically strong target man, and his size is usually more than most defenses can handle.
It took quite a while to finally get a deal that both sides could agree to, but this has to be good news for Newcastle fans, since Carroll certainly looks one for the future.
Carroll’s agent Peter Harrison confirmed that he deal was indeed completed:
“He is delighted to have committed his future to Newcastle United,”
“He signed on Monday, and it is great for him to get it out of the way so he can now concentrate on his football.”
“He is a local lad and Newcastle was the only place he wanted to be, and it is a great deal for him.
“The fans have taken to him and I am sure he will become a huge favourite in years to come.”
Carroll has also just been called up for the England Under-20 squad for their match with Italy at the end of March, and a call-up for the England Under-21 side cannot be too far away for this boy.
Andy told the Newcastle official site today:
“I’m over the moon to get my future sorted and there was never any doubt I would sign a new deal.”
“This is where I want to play my football and this season has been a dream for me.”
“I came into the side earlier in the year and scored twice in six games. My first goal for my hometown club (against West Ham) was amazing and I hope to score many more in the future.”
“But my immediate aim is to get back in the team and help us stay in the Premier League.”
Now we need the club to sign Sebastien Bassong to a new contract – quickly.