Will Newcastle Cash In On Andy Carroll?

There’s a report out today that Chelsea are ready to pay up to £15M to sign Newcastle United’s 21 year-old Geordie striker Andy Carroll, as a potential replacement for the mercurial Didier Drogba.

Andy Carroll – is £15M too much to resist?

The Sunday Express is saying that Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti may move as early as January, because other top clubs are also eyeing the 6’4″ Gateshead-born striker, who was Newcastle’s top scorer last season and has 5 goals so far this season in the Premier League.

With striker Drogba now 32 years old, it may be that Ancelotti wants to get the Ivory Coast International’s eventual replacement into the club,  so he can get used to things,  as he eventually takes over from the cult hero, at the Premier League Champions.

The 21-year-old has been widely tipped to win an England call-up for the upcoming international friendly against France on November 17th at Wembley, but of course all these rumors are simply paper-talk, and Newcastle have said more than once they will not let Andy leave Tyneside.

That’s especially true when the lad has just signed a new 5 year deal to stay at his home town club – the only club he ever wants to play for, according to the youngster.

However,  if  the transfer fee for Andy gets up into the £15M range,  Newcastle may find it hard to turn down,  as under Mike Ashley the club have already shown that each player has his price, and that’s the only reason James Milner was ever sold to Aston Villa for £12M a couple of years ago.

That was the first shoe to fall in Kevin Keegan leaving the club shortly after James was sold, in September of 2008, because he was a top player and Kevin didn’t want to lose him.

If  Newcastle are to build a good side again under Chris Hughton, the last thing we want to see is to lose some of our best players, and that’s especially true when they are young local lads.

Comments welcome.

13 comments so far

  • Carl92

    Nov 7, 2010 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #1

    why sell someone you cant replace?

  • CT

    Nov 7, 2010 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #2

    Can`t see this happening, if Ashley is still interested in selling the club, to maximise value he needs to keep his prized assets,in this case the clubs top young players. In todays market having just signed a 5 year deal, if Bale at 21 is rumoured to be subject to a £50mill bid from Barca or Real then Carrol`s value got to be £30 mill plus. Won`t happen!

  • GeordieDan

    Nov 7, 2010 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #3

    Sunday tabloid garbage nothing more.

    Chelsea could offer £100,000,000 for Carroll but if Carroll himself doesn’t want to go it makes no difference whatsoever.

    He’s the Newcastle no.9, something he’s dreamed(like all of us) of being all his life. If you were in that position would you bugger off to Chelski?

    Aye right bonny lad. Ne chance.

  • balubas1

    Nov 7, 2010 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #4

    go to hell with this… go to hell

  • Toonboy_84

    Nov 7, 2010 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #5

    Ent gonna happen!

  • ganiyu

    Nov 7, 2010 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #6

    Sell sell sell sell.we need more players.15 mil would get u 5players with profit

  • ronaldeano

    Nov 7, 2010 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #7


    Cut the crap bonny lad… ;0)

  • Nolan96

    Nov 7, 2010 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #8

    New revelations about Carroll in papers, i fear for him and the club.

  • MacToon

    Nov 7, 2010 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #9

    GeordieDan @ 3 , agreed and there’s no way I’d leave my home town team after being given the No.9 shirt!

    Nolan 96, already been discussed and dismissed on other threads…….. it’s Sunday after all!

    The press make up stories to sell papers. (full stop!)

  • southerngeordie

    Nov 7, 2010 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #10

    Anyone got a link for today’s game?

  • nufc-olek

    Nov 7, 2010 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #11

    Newcastle are no selling club! These player is the future of this club. No No NO!!

  • korn8

    Nov 7, 2010 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #12

    Mactoon and others: yes, and the club have issued a statement about it.


    Crap from the gossip press. Sue them!

  • baro

    Nov 8, 2010 at 12:11 AM

    Comment #13

    Kiss a55 Chelsea!


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