The silly season is almost with us, with the opening of the January transfer window on January 1st.
Andy Carroll – budding super star striker at Newcastle
And we will likely see headlines regularly, if not every day, about Newcastle’s new number 9 star, 21 year-old Andy Carroll being wanted by big clubs everywhere.
Even Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has said it will all get very boring soon.
It’s already started with Harry Redknapp once again doing his transfer business in the gossip press, and we hear deal-maker Harry wants to unload two players he doesn’t want to Newcastle, who interestingly Newcastle don’t want either – in exchange for the up and coming super star Andy Carroll.
That seems a great deal to us – but only for Tottenham.
And in the last few days why not throw in probably the greatest two club in world football – Real Madrid and Manchester United – as also being interested in Andy Carroll.
And that £20M fee that Tottenham were willing to spend – may even be a bit low – so let’s say that Real Madrid will bid £22M for Andy.
And it’s getting to be disappointing that no big headlines have been seen yet – about Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool also wanting the Gateshead-born 6’3″ striker.
But we are really waiting for Man City to come in with a bid, another one of their stupid bids, as they tell the world once again they are the richest club on earth by bidding ridiculous money for Andy.
Hey, we’d be disappointed if we don’t see a headline soon saying Man City want Carroll and will bid at least £30M for him.
I mean they’ve already paid out $500M in a little over two years for their players – so maybe even a £50M bid will come from them for big Andy – and don’t laugh – the Eastlands club are indeed that stupid – they’ve proved that too many times before, since the new owners took over in August of 2008.
If City are willing to pay around £25M for James Milner and also a similar amount for Joleon Lescott, then how much is Andy – a potential future super-star – worth to them?
If we don’t see a headline like that soon – it may even become a rather boring January – and surely we cannot have that.
Of course Andy Carroll will be going nowhere in January – he doesn’t want to ever leave his home town club – and only people born and bred in Newcastle can really understand that.
Andy has also made that more than abundantly clear to anybody what wants to stop the charade and listen to the boy.
And we trust Mike Ashley will not commit hari kari by selling the growing super-star, who looks to be yet another great in the long line of very famous number 9s at Newcastle United.