Spurs Weigh Up £6M Bid For Andy Carroll – Don’t Bother

News this afternoon that Tottenham Hotspur are weighing up a £6M January move for Newcastle’s 21 year-old  striker Andy Carroll.

Andy Carroll – not available – and but worth much more than £6M

There are a few things that seem a little silly about this story – assuming of course there is some truth in it – and that’s still an assumption at this point.

First of all,  if Spurs think they can get Andy for £6M – they should think again – he’s worth an awful lot more money than that.

And secondly, we don’t know how many times local lad Andy has said the only club he wants to play for is Newcastle United.  It’s the club he’s been at since he was 14 and Andy was the youngest ever player to play for Newcastle in European competition.

He  was given his first team debut in the UEFA Cup tie against Palermo in November of 2006, by then manager Glenn Roeder, and at that time Andy was still 65 days short of his 17th birthday.

Andy has come successfully through the Newcastle Youth system, and played for the U18 side that twice reached the semi-finals of the FA Youth Cup in recent years.

We suppose it’s natural that clubs will covet Andy, and he’s already been very good so far this season, with 4 good goals, but he can also get a lot better than he is right now, as Newcastle manager Chris   Hughton keeps stressing.

Last season, Andy was told he needed to add goals to his game by Chris last December,  and the 6’5″ striker obliged by scoring 19 goals over the whole of last season, with 16 of those goals coming since the turn of the year.

You could say that Andy listens closely to what Chris tells him he needs to accomplish – to improve as a striker. 😀

Spurs, or any other club for that matter, can go on all they want,  about who they want to sign in January – but if they really want to sign a striker come January – they should pursue targets they have some chance of signing.

With Andy – there’s no chance – zilch – zero – nowt.

Comments welcome.

26 comments so far

  • Turkish Magpie

    Sep 13, 2010 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #1

    I’m worried anything over 10million will be to good to refuse for Mr ashely :/

  • Purely Belter

    Sep 13, 2010 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #2

    i hate tottenham. they think they are a bigger club than us. muppets!!

    they may be in cl for now but they can get f**ked

  • saroof

    Sep 13, 2010 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #3
  • Toon XI

    Sep 13, 2010 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #4

    If we are in the dropzone come January don’t be surprised if he does go. He may want out and MA might want the cash.


    Sep 13, 2010 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #5

    In there dreams 6 million is a insult come back when you add on the other 30 million idiots

  • G

    Sep 13, 2010 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #6

    I would take 6m for Carroll, as long as they throw in Modric and Huddlestone.


    Sep 13, 2010 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #7

    Think newcastle should bang in a 1 million offer for garth bale myself

  • Shot Bru

    Sep 13, 2010 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #8

    According to that report Redkrapp tried to swap Keane for Carroll on transfer deadline day. On the same webpage it says we’re in competition with Schalke for Skjelbred. Pure speculation i suspect.

  • Geordiedoonsooth

    Sep 13, 2010 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #9

    They can have Carroll for £6m plus Bale, Crouch & Modric. In other words unless they come up with something completely ridiculous like £20m+ they can go and stick their heads where the sun doesn’t shine.


    Sep 13, 2010 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #10

    saroof very funny mate loved it ha ha

  • WesJameson

    Sep 13, 2010 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #11

    fekking hate the spuds aswell as ol’ steak face

    F@#* OFF


    Sep 13, 2010 at 8:30 PM

    Comment #12

    The arsenal supporters call him old twiccey


    Sep 13, 2010 at 8:50 PM

    Comment #13

    See there is a debate on the arsenal website about karl henry

  • CT

    Sep 13, 2010 at 9:19 PM

    Comment #14

    £6 mill, nah Harry R is just offering to fund Andy`s bail, that`s all!

  • Solaidback

    Sep 13, 2010 at 9:27 PM

    Comment #15

    I saw on a Spurts website that they think that Bale is worth £50m+ & hes only scored 2 goals, so if thats the case, Carroll must be worth at least £50m+ too by my reckoning & if Ashley sells him for less, then he’s cutting off a massive payday later on in this lads career imo.. 🙂

    Apparently they tried a swap deal with Keane but it was flatly refused by our board & owner!!!

  • wilko

    Sep 13, 2010 at 9:52 PM

    Comment #16

    I really really hate redkrapp and his shit dealings he is great at spending other people’s money and paying no tax , he’s had more backhanders than Rodger Fedderer, and he’ll not get big Andy, he’s out of his depth on this one because he’s forgotten one factor money can’t overcome loyalty

  • john_cena163

    Sep 13, 2010 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #17

    I want 80mil 4 caru+ we giv spuds shola.

  • Charlietoon

    Sep 13, 2010 at 10:42 PM

    Comment #18

    At least Harry is at the right club to suit his transfer strategy. Sign player on massive wages, wait until player becomes crap then try to get all money back in sale whilst making pitiful offers for other players, move club and watch said previous players drag club into administration. Sounds like we used to be.

    He still wants 20 mill for Bentley doesn’t he??? Hahaha Lol

  • CT

    Sep 14, 2010 at 12:18 AM

    Comment #19

    Stoke beat Villa, Doh? 2-1? We beat Villa 6 , Doh? We get beat off B`pool but shooda murdered them, Doh? Yeh, exact science, WE`ll be fine! Point against Everton?, we`re just stupid enuff to beat them. HWTL.


    Sep 14, 2010 at 12:35 AM

    Comment #20

    Andy carrol is toon army though and though,he would not go anyway.

  • Brutooon

    Sep 14, 2010 at 1:02 AM

    Comment #21

    I would accept the bid either :

    1) 30 Million

    2) 20 million with Bale or Bassong to NUFC

    3) If we can bid other good striker for 10 million

  • baro

    Sep 14, 2010 at 2:47 AM

    Comment #22

    Keep dreaming 6 million? WoW! More like 50million. I hope Chris Hughton goes back and offers .5 million for Bale, Lennon, Modric, Pavlyuchenko all together. They must be joking.

  • geordielad880

    Sep 14, 2010 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #23

    Purely Belter // Sep 13, 2010 at 7:59 PM

    i hate tottenham. they think they are a bigger club than us. muppets!!

    they may be in cl for now but they can get f**ked

    *im sorry mate, but spurs are a bigger club than us these days, and are playing in the champs league, while we battle relegation, thats the problem at this club, expectations are way too high.

    And on andy carroll, i wouldnt even consider selling him, if we are looking to cash in players, we turned down a 11m offer for jonas apparently, i would have sold him myself,

  • WesJameson

    Sep 14, 2010 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #24

    🙁 fekking slow day then

  • Davies

    Sep 14, 2010 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #26

    They can have Carrol as long as they take Shola too.


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