Newcastle Will Not Sell Andrew Carroll – Will They?

If Mike Ashley is learning from the mistakes he has made, while he’s been owner of Newcastle United,  then he will not even think of selling Andy Carroll, when top clubs come a calling in January.

Andy celebrating his goal with manager Hughton on Sunday

Yes, we know every player has his price, and all that stuff, but not a local lad, who is being tipped by some pundits to potentially become as good as a certain Alan Shearer.

If that’s true, then there’s no way Newcastle will ever sell Andy, and if you had heard Andy being interviewed after the amazing 1-0 win against Arsenal – you basically saw a Newcastle fan born and bred on Tyneside,  talking about what a superb victory it was for the Magpies.

When you are born and bred on Tyneside, then there’s not much you can do but become completely indoctrinated as a Newcastle United fan forever – that’s just the way it is – and I am talking from first hand experience.

Of course,  it’s not Andy who will want to leave Newcastle, and the danger is that if Chelsea, as just one example, come and offer say £20M, then Mike Ashley may be tempted, but he just cannot sell big Andy.

Mike saw what happened when he treat Kevin Keegan like dirt a couple of years ago, and the Newcastle fan base rightly protested Kevin’s departure, when Mike seemed to favor Dennis Wise, the cockney – over a Newcastle legend.

And that was probably the biggest mistake Mike has made on Tyneside – and we really hope Ashley has learned more about Newcastle’s long and great tradition – and especially with Newcastle center-forwards, especially when they are also local lads.

Carroll has said many many times that he’s now playing for the only club he’s ever wanted to play for, and with the lad already wearing the famous number 9, at just 21 years of age, and still improving, why would he ever want to play anywhere else?

Chris Hughton seems convinced Newcastle will not sell Andy, as he said today:

“He is not for sale. We do not worry about that. It is obvious that as he continues to improve, his profile will be lifted and interest will be lifted.”“That is a normal process that happens with young players.”

“The best thing from our point of view is he fact he has just signed a new contract, was very happy to do that and is delighted to be playing here in his home town.”

Andy Carroll doesn’t want to go anywhere,  and we hope that owner Mike Ashley shares that view too.

Comments welcome.

13 comments so far

  • sirjasontoon

    Nov 9, 2010 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #1

    I think the whole club is still for sale so I wouldn’t rule anything out-I am sure if someone came in with a £15-20m bid then AC would be sold and CH would be given £2m max to replace him 🙂

  • Indian Magpie

    Nov 9, 2010 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #2

    I Do not think they will sell.

  • tdt

    Nov 9, 2010 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #3

    He’s not going anywhere, because he’s toon through-and-through. Like Shearer. Once these off the field issues are sorted out, he can focus on being the no.9 for the next 10 years.

  • wynsleap

    Nov 9, 2010 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #4

    Nothing The Controller does surprises me any more. What really does get me is the way the likes of Liverpool and Man U just think they can come calling and get everyone they want because they fancy them.
    With a true Geordie it doesn’t aways happen like that as I am sure Ferguson would testify in his ruthless but fruitless pursuit of Big Al.

  • Brutooon

    Nov 9, 2010 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #5

    I cant seem playing against us

  • Mr Books

    Nov 9, 2010 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #6

    I suspect the only clubs that could buy him are Chelsea and Man CIty. He just signed a 5 year deal, so I wouldn’t expect him to go for anything less than £30 Million.

    Man U would have to sell two or three players to raise the cash.

    Arsenal have a wealth of striking talent tha matches their style – they don’t play the right sort of football for him to be a target.

    Liverpool, will have some cash, but I suspect will be more interested in renewing Torres contract and funding a new stadium.

    Villa – are trying to follow a similar model to us, buying mid/low priced potential and sell on with high/silly offers, they wont come in with a premium offer themselves. Also can’t see it being something tha Carrol would go for.

    Spurs have been splashing the cash, but I don’t know how much more is left to splash. Wouldn’t rule them out totally, but don’t think it would appeal to AC, except maybe for being able to party in the big smoke.

    Bolton, Sunderland, Wolves, Wigan, Blackpool, West Brom, Fulham, West Ham, Stoke, Birmingham, Blackburn, Everton. Not a chance.

  • Mr Books

    Nov 9, 2010 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #7

    And his profile abroad isn’t big enough yet for one of the big spending European clubs to come in fo him – at least not this season.

    2 years down the line, might be a different story, lets hope the club has got to a point where he believes he can achieve his ambitions in black and white.

  • geordie_india

    Nov 9, 2010 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #8

    No way we gonna sell Andy!

  • Hugo_Viana

    Nov 9, 2010 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #9

    Same thing happened to Roque Santa Cruz, he had one good season with Blackburn Rovers, then City snapped him up for figure close to £20m and then now look at him, playing with the reserves, not good for a quality striker. And also, rovers didn’t even replace him with a new striker!

  • Suklowor

    Nov 9, 2010 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #10

    I think not hard to get someone to kill Mike Asley, if Andy Caroll on sell.

  • GeordieGerman

    Nov 9, 2010 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #11

    Even if Ashley did sell Andy to whoever, it wouldn’t do whoever any good. Andy would just sit down on the pitch in a huff.

  • ardenTOON

    Nov 10, 2010 at 5:25 AM

    Comment #12

    Arsene wont buy a decent goalkeeper when his team need one so rule him out.
    Dont think Liverpool and spurs would be a draw for carroll.
    ManU they too are scouting rathr than buying and they got berba so rule them out.
    Leaves us with Chelsea…hope cashley can resist the russian millions.

  • Graeme

    Nov 10, 2010 at 7:48 AM

    Comment #13

    Ed, the biggest mistake FCB ever made was bringing Keegan back in the first place, but thats now history!!

    I can see FCB selling Andy in a flash, as far as he is concerned its just a business choice. The problem he then has is convincing Andy to play for another team. If Andy refuses to negotiate with MA’s buyer, whats the buyer going to do?? Is he going to pay £30mill for a player who doesnt want to play for them?? I think maybe not!!!

    Andy Carroll can be a legend in Black & White – he knows it, he wants it; he will be going nowhere!!


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