No Way Andy Carroll Will Leave Newcastle United This Summer

News this morning that Stoke City are considering a £5M cash offer plus players for Newcastle’s top striker 21 year-old Andy Carroll.

Andy Carroll – going nowhere

Manager Tony Pulis is looking for a striker to give Stoke more threat up front next season.

It’s true that Andy Carroll has been on Pulis’ hit list for almost two years now, but that’s only because Tony knows a good player when he sees one.

Andy had 19 goals for Newcastle this past season, and has looked awesome at times for the England U21 side, and has attracted the interest of England manager Fabio Capello, and there are even decent expectations that Andy could get a call-up for the England squad after the World Cup.

Of course the Newcastle striker has had a troubled year off the pitch, and now Kevin Nolan has become his mentor, and we have to think Andy will curb his aggressive tendencies off the pitch. We all know he needs to otherwise a potentially great football career could go down the drain.

But why on earth would the local lad want to leave the Newcastle club for Stoke City?

We cannot come up with one single reason why Andy would want to move to Stoke City when he can play in front of 52,000 fans for his home town club, and even last season in England’s second tier Newcastle had a home attendance average of around 43,000, one of the highest in England.

Stoke’s Britannia Stadium has a capacity of around 28,384, and to be fair is usually sold out.

But we expect bigger clubs than Stoke to come after Andy this summer, but we think the chances of Andy moving from the Newcastle club are almost zero right now.

Andy could well be given Newcastle’s famous number 9 shirt next season too, worn by former idols like Jackie Milburn (200 Newcastle goals) , Malcolm MacDonald (95 Newcastle goals)  and Alan Shearer (206 Newcastle goals) at the club.

Andy has already said how he loves playing in the current Newcastle side, with the team spirit just sky high.

We have to think Tony Pullis will need to look elsewhere to get a decent striker for the Potters next season.

Comments welcome.

12 comments so far

  • GeordieGerman

    May 8, 2010 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #1

    You’re right Ed I can’t think of a single reason why Andy would want to leave Newcastle for Stoke or any other club for that matter…

    … But I can think of five million reasons why Ashley may let him go.

  • MarkO

    May 8, 2010 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #2

    He wont go no matter what club comes in for him

  • Chris G

    May 8, 2010 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #3

    I assume that you’re referring to this story in the Daily Mail, Ed –

    I think GeordieGerman might be right – Ashley didn’t seem to think that it was worth bidding 2.5 million for Victor Moses, so I guess he might be tempted to let Andy go for twice that amount!

  • eddief

    May 8, 2010 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #4

    even if Mike Ashley agreed to sell him it does not mean Andy would want to speak to Stoke. Most likely he would want to stay as he wants that No:9 shirt and I don’t think he would let that pass.

  • Chris F

    May 8, 2010 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #5

    Even if Ashley accepts a bid, Carrol doesn’t have to leave, he has a contract with the club and he can’t be forced out.

    But let’s be realistic, it’s the Daily Mail. Pulis may like the look of carroll, but the likelihood of their being any accuracy to this rumour is practically nil.

    They keep linking us with buying goalkeepers, remember!

  • StuW

    May 8, 2010 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #6

    I don’t think Ashley will let Carroll go….yet. They can get 5m for him now, but in 4 or five years they could probably get at least double that if he progresses the way many people expect him to. Hughton has said that the core of the club will be the same, so he has a squad that are already used to each other, rather than wholesale changes that may take a while to gel together.

  • jimnufc

    May 8, 2010 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #7

    tony my mate don’t buy andy i think you should buy the better player shola

  • WLtoon

    May 8, 2010 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #8

    we can only hope that Ashley does,nt get greedy IF offers come in for Carroll or any other of our better players. personally i dont trust him,but that is just my opinion

  • henok

    May 8, 2010 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #9

    Well he is not going anywhere but I would sell him for 8mill and sowacross …but that won’t happen …

  • Newutd

    May 8, 2010 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #10

    Sell a young, local, goalscoring, talent? And to STOKE?


  • Captain Beefheart

    May 8, 2010 at 10:02 PM

    Comment #11

    “OK lads, tactics… Plan A, win a throw in on the left….. If that don’t work try Plan B, win a throw in on the right. Got that?”

    “Err which is the left again, boss…..?”

  • alan shearer

    May 9, 2010 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #12

    lol..i wonder what players will stoke city give us…mamady sidibie…what the hell go away..wastage of space in the dressing room.
    but i will consider if carroll is sold for higher price…although personally i will want to keep only 2 of our strikers for epl next season..i.e carroll and lovenkrands..
    best, shola, xisco wont cut it..
    ranger i will loan out but he has i will keep him in the long term.


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