Tottenham are supposed to be interested in Andy Carroll in January’s transfer window.
Andy Carroll – maturing both on and off the field – good
And the north London club are said to be willing to offer a measly £6M for the Gateshead-born striker, who seems to be taking the Premier League by storm this season, with 4 goals already in his first 4 league games.
However, Chris Hughton made it clear today, that Andy Carroll is going nowhere, as he told the Journal:
“Everybody is aware of what Andy means to this club, he is not leaving. I’m not aware of any interest in him anyway,” “Probably the speculation is more annoying at this stage than what’s gone before.
“Leading up to the window you expect the speculation, I suppose it’s the norm and a large majority of speculation with anybody isn’t fact.” “Probably anything now is more annoying because we’ve got past that window and it’s something we could certainly do without. It’s certainly something there’s no fact in.”
“This is a player that’s started the season very well. A striker will always be judged on the goals they score and he’s managed to score four already this season.”
“Of course we continue to say there are areas he can improve on, and he will take dips as all strikers will, but he’s a player who is very much the future of this club.”
Carroll is to appear before the Newcastle magistrates on an assault charge on October 25th, and he may even have to serve jail time if he is found guilty. But good news today that Andy may be maturing, not only on the field but off it as well.
“I have seen him mature off the pitch, certainly, but I also see this season being a real good learning curve for him. He’s playing in a tough division up against better center-halves,”
“We were very strong in the Championship last season and he knows for the team there will be far more ups and down this season and that will be a good learning curve for him.”
Andy missed a chance in the final minutes of the game against Blackpool last Saturday, when he hit the ball very well, and it was only Matt Gilks best save of the game that prevented Newcastle from leveling the scores.
Of course that was when it was still 1-0 to Blackpool, and they broke away to make it 2-0, as they caught Newcastle players too far up field as they looked for the equalizer.
We have to hope that in tomorrow’s game, when Newcastle get decent chances they can put them in the net, otherwise we may be in for another disappointment at Goodison Park tomorrow.