Top Clubs After Newcastle Striker Andy Carroll

There’s a story in the People today from former Evening Chronicle reporter Alan Oliver, saying that Newcastle will face a fight to keep 21 year-old striker Andy Carroll at the club in the summer.

Andy Carroll – attracting big clubs

That’s hardly surprising with Andy hitting the goals trail recently, an he now has 11 goals for the season, and his performances for the England U21 team have been outstanding.

Surprisingly he didn’t get one yesterday in Newcastle’s 6-1 mauling of 10 man Barnsley at St. James’ Park.

Chris Hughton watched Carroll play for England Under-21s in their defeat by Greece (2-1) at Doncaster’s KeepMoat Stadium on Wednesday night.

But the Newcastle manager was also checking out other youngsters such as Manchester United’s 20 year-old Tom Cleverley and Arsenal’s 18 year-old Jack Wilshire in that game.

Top clubs including Tottenham, Manchester City and Everton are reported to be ready to move in during the summer for the 21 year-old Gateshead-born striker, who has come through the Newcastle Youth Academy.

But that shouldn’t be a problem since there’s no way we should be selling the local lad.

And England manager Fabio Capello already knows all about Andy, because U21 manager Stuart Pearce has sent some top reports to Fabio Capello about young Carroll’s form for the U21 side.

The next step in Carroll’s development is to start scoring goals in the Premier League next season for Newcastle, and who knows, after the World Cup in the summer, Andy could get a call-up for the full England squad.

He’ll be worth a lot more money once that happens, but we also have to keep the top youngsters,  who come through the Newcastle Academy  – playing on Tyneside.

Comments welcome.

25 comments so far

  • chuck

    Mar 7, 2010 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #1

    Yes Carroll is scoring and yes he is probably as good as anyone in the air, however England class or even PL class, not so sure.
    Perhaps it`s his ungainly style and a lack of pace that gives the impression of him being far from the so called, “finished article”.
    Though one can`t argue against results and he is certainly finding the net.
    Sure it`s still nice to have someone both young and improving on the side and having other clubs interested, only gives more credence to his abilities.

  • Girth

    Mar 7, 2010 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #2

    any substance to anal’s story?? doubt it, as per…

  • steved66

    Mar 7, 2010 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #3

    Another piece of drivel published by Anal Oliver, Sunday People you have to be joking!!! nothing in this rubbish lads, you can be sure.

  • Steve_48

    Mar 7, 2010 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #4

    Steved66 – spot on mate you beat me to it, Anal Oliver using his famous “inside sources” yet again I lost count the number of times he uses “an inside source told me” his news stories are not even tomorrow’s fish and chip paper, they are today’s toilet paper.

  • Dragonera

    Mar 7, 2010 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #5

    If true then we should snap their hands off at any offer higher than 5 or 6 million. I would then use that money to getting Piquionne of Portsmouth. He looks a top quality player.

  • Turkish Magpie

    Mar 7, 2010 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #6

    If West Ham go down- Diamanti looks quality

  • Rotonda heights

    Mar 7, 2010 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #7

    Dragonera – have to agree. Carroll has to develop as a decent person as much as a footballer. Glassing people in night clubs, hitting women and assaulting team mates all have to be things of the past from now on.

  • toongloom

    Mar 7, 2010 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #8

    turkish magpie,

    if west ham go down then behrami and carlton cole dont look bad either. Theres quite a few decent players in the bottom 6/7 teams who cud get relegated. I shud say 6, cause we dont want any mackems 🙂

  • G

    Mar 7, 2010 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #9

    Frankly, I never believe anything out of ‘Anal’s’ column, however, if we do get promoted and somebody offers us cash for Carroll, I think we should take it, as I see a player at his level. I hope I am wrong, and he goes on to become prolific in the Prem, and takes over the number 9 shirt, as I would love it to go back to a local lad, rather than a foreign import. I just don’t see it with Carroll.

  • kimbo

    Mar 7, 2010 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #10

    Newcastle are bigger than Spurs and Everton,give Carroll the “9” shirt and let`s massage Ashley`s ego and sing his name and lull him into spending big next season.I have enjoyed our recent home form especially without players like Owen ,Viduka who bled us dry and caused our financial situation.I have just had a heated discussion in the pub that people would rather have Shepherd than Ashley.No way ,Ashley has the money,Shepherd hasnot lets support Ashley.Also I hope Owen reads this ,you are a total waste of space ,you could not lace Lovenkrands boots,fancy caring about England ahead of NUFC.I would accept England would never win again if Nufc could stay in the Prem League next season.

  • sirjasontoon

    Mar 7, 2010 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #11

    Top Jails After Newcastle Striker Andy Carroll.

  • Tom Mo.

    Mar 7, 2010 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #12

    Turkish Mag….I said the same thing word for word yesterday after the match hahahaha

  • Turkish Magpie

    Mar 7, 2010 at 8:19 PM

    Comment #13


  • Daniel Petersen

    Mar 7, 2010 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #14

    Dragonera – Isn’t Piquionne on loan from Lyon?

  • stuart no9

    Mar 7, 2010 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #15

    com on lads, lets get real, carroll will never get a full cap, is on a self destruct mission, is not a prem player, will end up in the lower leagues, moving from club to club , if he leaves the toon his career will nose dive , unless he can sort himself out first

  • baro

    Mar 7, 2010 at 9:00 PM

    Comment #16

    Lets hope Sunderland goes down. That would be beautiful. Behrami and Diamanti would be very good signings. Also, don’t forget Scott Parker former Newcastle. He would be very good at CM.

  • baro

    Mar 7, 2010 at 9:00 PM

    Comment #17

    There is no way Andrew Carroll will leave.

  • G

    Mar 7, 2010 at 9:24 PM

    Comment #18

    We can only hope we are wrong baro! Anyway, sorry to sidetrack, but an interesting take on people who post 1st’s is here:
    It made me lol a bit!

  • Turkish Magpie

    Mar 7, 2010 at 9:46 PM

    Comment #19

    baro- i think a Barton-Guthrie with back up from Nolan and Vuckic midfeild is good enough for Prem so i dnt think we need Scott Parker

  • Shot Bru

    Mar 7, 2010 at 10:11 PM

    Comment #20

    Carroll is good in the air and thats it..sell him to the highest bidder it will improve our style of play.

  • BruneiToooN

    Mar 8, 2010 at 12:05 AM

    Comment #21

    He got potential, as long as he dont learn from ameobi then he will be fine.

    still too early for an england cap to be honest.

    if he score at least 10 goals at the premierleague next season maybe he could be look for the england squad

  • Robby Bobson

    Mar 8, 2010 at 12:29 AM

    Comment #22

    Never makes the runs he really should be…always wants the balls hung up and wont make the front post runs…however he got lovenkrands for that and hes still young so that should start becoming instinct to him.

    By the way, how not crap was pancrate yesterday! Pleasently suprising.

  • singamagpie

    Mar 8, 2010 at 2:09 AM

    Comment #23

    Newcastle should try to get Gosling as his contract ends this season. Heard they are also chasing Lukaku but that seems a bit far fetched. I would say no to Diamanti ,Behrami and Parker because they are seriously average players. All 3 of them are ever-present in a poor West-Ham side this season. I rather take Upson and Carlton Cole but those two might demand high wages.

  • Toon_Fresh

    Mar 8, 2010 at 2:16 AM

    Comment #24
  • bogdanalexa1988

    Nov 7, 2010 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #25

    Lukaku is the best option.And btw singamagpie, even if Upson and Carlton Cole don’t demand high wages they will be history soon.

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