Does Andy Carroll Have His Price At Newcastle?

There was news yesterday from the BBC that Chelsea were considering a bid for Newcastle United striker Andy Carroll.

Andy Carroll – 21 year-old Magpies striker

Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti seems to have been impressed by the 21-year-old’s performances this year in the Championship and seems ready to bid £7M for the Gateshead-born striker, who has come through the Youth ranks on Tyneside.

We’re not surprised that Chelsea are interested in the player, but Newcastle would be daft to sell him, but it also seems that every player has their price at Newcastle.

Remember back in August, 2008 when Aston Villa were after James Milner, and when they finally came through with a £12M offer, that was too much to turn down for the Newcastle club, and was carried out against manager Kevin Keegan’s wishes.

But while that was a good deal for Newcastle, Manchester City are now bidding almost £27M  for the player after a short two years, and we think Andy Carroll will only get better in Newcastle’s first team next season.

Chris Hughton does not want to sell Carroll, but there again Kevin Keegan didn’t want to sell Andy Carroll, and we basically have no idea what Mike Ashley is thinking – since he never says anything.

We hope that Carroll stays at Newcastle, and we know manager Hughton wants him to stay – but iof Chelsea or even Manchester City offered silly money for him – say £12M – Newcastle would probably take it.

A little hint to the powers that be at Newcastle – if they do sell Carroll please put in a sell-on clause for Andy.

We’ve potentially lost millions because that was not done when we sold James Milner to Aston Villa.

Usually sell-on clauses ask for 20% of any profit made on the player in a future transfer.

So if Milner goes to Manchester City for £27M then Villa have made a £15M profit on the player in less than two years, and Newcastle could have made £3M on the deal.

What do you think about Carroll potentially leaving Newcastle this summer – if the bid is big enough?

Comments welcome.

16 comments so far

  • The-Ciaran8

    Jun 7, 2010 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #1

    Please dont sell him.

  • MacToon

    Jun 7, 2010 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #2

    “if they do sell Carroll please put in a sell-on clause for Andy.”

    so we can prepare for the ccc!

  • coxonfamily

    Jun 7, 2010 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #3

    The press never cease to amaze me, they have been saying for a year or 2 that Steven Taylor will be going to Chelsea, and a few weeks ago they said it would definatly happen because of the Taylor, Carroll spat…

    so my question to the press is:

    so are they going to get away from each other by going to the same team then?

  • boater

    Jun 7, 2010 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #4

    Ed, I’m not sure £12mil constitutes silly money for Carroll, considering him being touted for a call up after the WC, his importance to us and the lack of promising english strikers around.

  • countrylad14

    Jun 7, 2010 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #5

    I hope we don’t sell him but everybody has a price regardless who they are or who they play for.

    to be honest I don’t believe there is any truth in this rumour its just the press looking for something to write. BUT I wouldn’t be that surprised if Ashley let Carroll go when he gets the £££ signs in his eyes!

  • fongct

    Jun 7, 2010 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #6

    from fans prospective, no he doesnt have a price

    but in Ashley’s view, yes, of course, he has a price

    it is not only Carroll, we are also facing the same problem from S.Taylor

    I hope he learns from his mistakes and dont repeat it again and again

  • alan shearer

    Jun 7, 2010 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #7

    s taylor or carroll to stay?..pick one..i think the worst like this..

  • Solaidback

    Jun 7, 2010 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #8

    I said this the other day, the club should stick a £15m price tag on his head now & no one can tak to him until they cough up that much first!!!

    If, as everyone thinks he’s going to be a massive player in years to come, we should get the benifit of that now, Rooney went to Manc Usa for £25m at 17, so why can’t a player like Carroll be valued at a similar price, as he has the potential to be as good as Shearer in 3 or 4 years time, so make sure we get our share if we do sell him 🙂

  • Charlietoon

    Jun 7, 2010 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #9

    ed I love your blog and I have never done anything but defend it.

    That being said we don’t need to constantly sit feeling sorry for ourselves

    As we all now the deal for Milner was 8 mill with a sell on or 12 mill without it and we all know that was a fair deal at the time. Its no use crying about the fact someone is now bidding 25 mill for him. Tought tits!!

    If we had sold him at 8 with a 20% sell on we would have made 11 mill. As it was we made 12 mill. Good business, shame we let go of a top player. lets move on.

  • geordielad880

    Jun 7, 2010 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #10

    7million for carroll, i really cant see anyone paying that, and at this time he is worth nowhere near that figure, he is totally unproven in the premiership, and i still think he will struggle to score goals in the premiership. If we sold carroll i wouldnt lose any sleep, im more concerned about enrique, guiterrez, guthrie, vuckic, krul etc leaving the club, I have never been a massive fan of carroll or s.taylor, yeah they are geordies which is great, but s.taylor lacks positional sense and can very rash, and carroll lacks a good first touch, balance and pace.

  • StuW

    Jun 7, 2010 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #11

    We can’t lose him. He is one of the biggest prospects at the club, he is the next no9 at the club, maybe not this year, but maybe in 2 years. If we sell for 7m, in two years, if he progresses as he should, he will be worth 20m

  • coxonfamily

    Jun 7, 2010 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #12

    Watch “super mac” come out and say noway should we sell Carroll cause hes a superstar in the making and theirs noone better than him 😉

  • geordielad880

    Jun 7, 2010 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #13

    stuW i wouldnt sell him either, i want to see if he can make it in the premiership, just i have doubts about him been able to, the only players i would sell are smith and xisco. I just mean im more concerned about the likes of enrique or guiterrez leaving, than of carroll, do you really think carroll will ever score 15-20 goals in the premiership?

  • geordielad880

    Jun 7, 2010 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #14





    Its a strong side, we just need more squad depth, RB,CB, another winger, and a striker

    Luke young (villa), Stephen hunt (hull), Mark Reynolds (motherwell) and someone like strurridge on loan from chelsea would be good signings:-)

  • Ericles

    Jun 7, 2010 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #15

    Andy does have a price at NUFC. It is what the fat man will sell him for if he thinks he will. But – Andy also has a value to NUFC and its fans and supporters. I think also that, as a Geordie, he also has a value to himself and that will keep him loyal to us and the black and white stripes. Considering that Ashley’s one time missus was an economicsgraduate wou would think he had the brains to work out a bit more about wage, price, and profit. Stay with us Andy!!!

  • Sav

    Jun 7, 2010 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #16

    What is all this ‘its a fair price’ crap? Its only a fair price from a fans’ perspective if the money is reinvested in better players for the team. The Milner money wasn’t, unless you are daft enough to think Xisco still has potential.
    Some fans jabber on like accountants, talking about good business and bottom lines.
    What the hell do you support a team for?
    To my eye, with the players we’ve sold off in the last 12 months and the injection of 50 million plus Premiership money, there should be no further need to sell in this year and some funding set aside for team improvements.
    Ashole certainly didn’t hock the Prem money along with the future transfer fees payable on the likes of Martins and Bassong or Milner. He couldn’t because we didn’t have it until a month ago.
    So some of that massive boost must be available to add to the team and it just won’t wash that it goes on debt. That, gentlemen, is bullshit.


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