It seems like we are not the only ones who are afraid that a big cash offer for Andy Carroll in next month’s transfer window, could persuade Newcastle owner Mike Ashley to sell local hero Andy Carroll.
Andy Carroll – in big demand
The concern is if a big club, say Manchester City, comes in with a whopping big bid for Andy, and that Mike Ashley will think it’s too good to turn down.
After all that’s what he did when James Milner went to Aston Villa just over a couple of years ago, once Villa bid £12M for the Leeds-born midfielder.
And then you think the Eastland’s club paid around £25M for James Milner and £25M for Joleon Lescott how much would big Andy be worth to them – assuming they continue to wildly over-pay for their players.
This is what Kevin said today:
“I’m sure we’ll have a few offers but hopefully the owner’s head will not be turned by them because at the end of the day if we want to get the club to where it should be over the next five years you need to build it around someone like him,”
“The worrying thing for us is if a Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal or Chelsea come looking for him. Then you’ve got a problem.
“But the position he’s in at the moment, if he wants to be an England regular, he needs to be playing week in, week out. Unless whoever comes in for him can guarantee him that, he should stay with us.”
And even if Mike Ashley says he will not sell Andy – how is it possible to trust what the Newcastle owner says, after what he’s done and said on Tyneside over the last 42 months.
The answer is he cannot be trusted of course, and Mike will do just exactly what he wants to – independent of what Newcastle fans may think.
That’s the unfortunate situation the Newcastle faithful find themselves in with the current owner.