Good news tonight that Andy Carroll has signed a new five-year contract to keep him at St James’ Park until at least 2015.
Andy Carroll – after scoring at Wolves – his 4th goal of the season
The Gateshead-born striker told the Newcastle official website:
“All I have ever wanted to do is play for Newcastle United. That’s been the case since I was a teenager, playing for the juniors and reserves, and it’s still the same now.”
“Every time I pull on the black and white shirt – and even more so now that I have number nine on my back – it means the world to me, so to be able to do that for at least the next five years is brilliant,”
Newcastle Managing Director Derek Llambias, who seems to be doing a much better job at Newcastle these days, was equally pleased the 21-year-old signed the deal, as he said today:
“We’re dedicated to bringing exciting young players through our youth academy to play for the club.”Andy Carroll certainly fits that bill, having graduated through the ranks here, and we’re extremely pleased to have agreed with him a new long-term deal.”
“Players like Andy are the future of this club and we have spent a long time putting together a deal that is right for both him and Newcastle United.”
Make no mistake about it – this is good news for the Newcastle club, and the next local lad we want to see sign along the dotted line is 24 year-old Steven Taylor, who is only now returning from his severe shoulder injury.