Spurs Offficially Bid £25M For Andy Carroll

News today in The Sun that Tottenham have made direct contact with Newcastle owner Mike Ashley, in an attempt to buy Newcatsle’s young 22 year-old local striker Andy Carroll.

Andy Carroll – Spurs bid initial £22M plus £3M  to follow

The London club, whose manager Harry Redknapp said only recently would not be bidding again for Carroll in this transfer window, is said to have contacted Ashley yesterday and offered £22M up front, with £3m to follow.

That’s the story in the Sun, with little more detail than that, but we’d be surprised, in fact we’d be very surprised if Spurs don’ get rebuffed once again – because maybe Newcastle want to create good winning side again themselves.

And while we cannot be certain,  it seems that Alan Pardew may have got some promises out of the Newcastle owner, before he signed on as the new manager, that Ashley would not be selling any of Newcastle’s top players, and we seem to have quite a few these days.

Indeed, rumors from the club suggest that Newcastle will soon offer Andy a new improved contract, even though he signed a new 5 year deal last November.

And while Newcastle will not be giving out big fat contracts to every player, like they used to, those who have played well for Newcastle and have earned their deals, will get fat contracts at Newcastle.  And we’re talking about players like Barton, Tiote, Enrique and the like.

If the bid is  accepted, it would break the London club’s record signing – which was £16.5M paid out for Darren Bent four years ago.

But the player of course was a bust at White Hart Lane, and has only recently joined Aston Villa for more wages than Sunderland were paying him.

How’s that for loyalty?

The other reason this is the big news today, is that the gossip press will not be able to use these headlines again, once Monday night comes aorund, and the transfer window is closed.

And of course it’s a good opportunity to sell some papers, and we expect maybe even Real Madrid or Barcelona are going after Andy (supposedly), but we’ll have to wait for Sunday for that one to possibly roll around.

It could be the first time Spurs have made their interest official to Newcastle, but it just shows what a tremendous player in the making Andy Carroll really  is, and why would Newcastle want to sell their top local number 9 striker, who was born and bred on Tyneside?

Andy was in Sweden yesterday, having a specialist look at his troublesome thigh injury, and we’re more interested in what happened after that meeting, than this latest attempt by a big club to sign him.

Andy Carroll has said multiple times that it’s his dream to play only for the famous Newcastle United, so we wonder why these clubs keep making these bids, but again it shows just how good Andy is already.

Comments welcome.

36 comments so far

  • magpie9

    Jan 29, 2011 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #1

    Don’t believe the rubbish out of the sun. I think Ashley wont be stupid enough to let him leave anyway. I’m sure he knows how valuable he is to our club, as so the rest of our quality players being linked away as well.

  • Markaccus

    Jan 29, 2011 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #2

    If the spurts have bid that much, ashley will find it hard to refuse, and we will lose our best goal scorer. Harry melting face knows this. I can’t stand him, or spurts for that matter.

  • arcarius

    Jan 29, 2011 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #3


    Isn’t that abit on the cheap side?

    At least £30-35m 😆

    Sigh, Carroll would have gotten at least 15 goals by now if he’s not injured

  • indianmagpie

    Jan 29, 2011 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #4

    liverpool rejected 35 million for el nino…we shud also be rejecting the measly 25m for our number 9…

  • ronny from the club

    Jan 29, 2011 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #5

    well the crack at the club last night is it would take stupid money to take Carroll off our hands and £25mill isnt stupid enough.

    Deals in place for 2 players – selling clubs basically holding out until monday to see if a better offer comes in.

    some hangover this morning man – heed feels rough like Brian Clough!

    Reet- time for the paracetemol and bacon sarnie with lashings of brooooooooon sauce – then back off to the club for my 12 oclock pint. Hopefully more crack to hoy up later

  • Tal_nufc4eva

    Jan 29, 2011 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #6

    just shows how much of s scumbag harry is if he only rates carroll at 25 mill
    fk off harry! he’s not for sale! not even for 40 mill, leave our club alone n go harrass other clubs!!!!

  • ronny from the club

    Jan 29, 2011 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #7

    £40 mill would do it like – the Fat Controller would bite their hands off at that price

  • Markaccus

    Jan 29, 2011 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #8

    yes he would bite thier hands off, and also bite off any chance at a top 6 finnish with it. He is such a fat greedy penis.

  • ganiyu

    Jan 29, 2011 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #9

    its only a rumor or the daily sun needs 25m for the sale of their rumors

  • roe997

    Jan 29, 2011 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #10

    sly floppy chops at it again.why dnt we tweet andy to make him relise or should remind him how much the fans want him. AndyCarrol9

  • toonfan76

    Jan 29, 2011 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #11

    I was reading some comments on another page about the latest Carrol bid! Those spurs fans are totally deluded. I quote- “When wil you Geordies realize that what spurs want they get.” Harry the conman has got them believing that they are some sort of big club. Big Headed, southern dreamers. Carrol is already where he wants to be. Try somewhere else Arry!

  • JohnnyBrookes

    Jan 29, 2011 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #12

    This is why I hate Harry – His tactic is so sly.

    1st) talks to media about player, then claiming it sour of order to talk about players at other clubs

    2nd) admires player but says “there is no chance of a move”

    3) Then bids for player, makes it public knowledge

    He really is a sly droopy faced t***. Its the same thing he does with every player he wants. And also all these people saying how great a manager he is, he was about to loan Bale to Scunthorpe, in the reserves, didn’t rate him.

    If you want one of his players tho:


  • toonfan76

    Jan 29, 2011 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #13

    Apologies to Carroll for mis-spelling his name.

  • nufcgaz687

    Jan 29, 2011 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #14

    when is saggy chops going to get it through his thick skull that ac is where he wants to be playing for the team he supported as a lad and on top of that he has the no9 shirt aswell as for spuds they are only where they are cause the have thrown money at it i would piss my self if they done a leeds

  • jwheelie12

    Jan 29, 2011 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #15

    in other (more relevant) news we are going to offer to buy Gareth Bale for 5p

  • cyprus

    Jan 29, 2011 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #16

    Let’s stop being a selling club…

  • Mags

    Jan 29, 2011 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #17

    jwheelie12 – 😀

  • Graeme

    Jan 29, 2011 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #18

    I don’t believe FCB has any real interest in anything other than the balance sheet. 6th Place is not relevant to him, only being 17th or higher. True, he gets a few extra quid for each spot above 17th we end up in which will interest him, but 6th, European Football, is of far more interest to us than it is to him.

    Don’t get me wrong, I’m sure he will be delighted at the extra income it would bring in, but its the money that’s the attraction.

    Likewise, don’t be in the least surprised if he sells Carroll to Spuds. It will make him a handsome return on the investment and, after all, Spuds are his real team!!! The quicker the window closes the happier I will be, roll on Monday Night!!

  • Steve_48

    Jan 29, 2011 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #19

    Cashley, just don’t bloody sell him as it sends out all the wrong signals, football is not a short game it’s the long game

  • ALEK mkd NUFC

    Jan 29, 2011 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #20

    REJECT ALL BIDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!greetings from macedonia!!!NuFc all the way

  • callie9

    Jan 29, 2011 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #21

    So basically this headline is utter bo llocks? Haway Ed sort it out.

  • callie9

    Jan 29, 2011 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #22

    Just been on SSN that he is “for the last time, not for sale”, according to a “high ranking nufc official”.

  • Mags

    Jan 29, 2011 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #23

    Sky just confirmed the bid from spuds has been rejected.


    😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀

  • boater

    Jan 29, 2011 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #24

    @Ronny from the club…. gan urnn son.

    Carroll’s a keeper – it’s jose, cheick we need to manacle to the tyne bridge.

  • MT

    Jan 29, 2011 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #25

    i’ll think about 30m+Bale

  • North Atlantic Magpie

    Jan 29, 2011 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #26

    Let him go!!

  • belfastgeordie87

    Jan 29, 2011 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #27

    someone needs to let spurs fans no,there just a small club in london,with a rich owner!!!!

  • atoonlad

    Jan 29, 2011 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #28


    Bid Rejected – A high-ranking Newcastle official told Sky Sports News: “The club would like to make it clear for the very last time that Carroll is simply not for sale.” and called the bid paltry

  • Jimay

    Jan 29, 2011 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #29

    He will not leave, that’s it!

    However, since Torres is leaving for Blues it’s time to steal there Torres song and make it our Andy Carroll song.

    He’s born and bread in Newcastle, Carroll, Carroll. The blood he bleed’s shows he’s a true Geordie, Geordie. He’s tall and strong and handsome, give him the ball he scores one, cause he’s name is Andy Carroll, Newcastle’s number 9. La la la la la….

    Me and my kid made this one up while he was going to sleep and now it is he’s first choice song when going to bed and the last song he want’s to hear before he goes to sleep. He is 2 years old and he loves it!

  • maxtino11

    Jan 29, 2011 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #30

    Brace your self lads for the inevertable Carroll to Liverpool link in the Sunday rags tomorrow

  • Dondatta13

    Jan 29, 2011 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #31

    Arry man…. The lads the next Shearer!

    Ok… ok…. ok …. That £25Million bid, thats the bung sorted out. A little “Sweetner” …. Straight into the players bank account in an attempt to turn his head.

    Now bid at least, and I mean, AT LEAST £35million for the player.

    Then your going to need to offer the kid upwards of £125k -£150k per week to convince him more (If thats even possible)…. He IS living his dream at SJP don’t forget….

    Next you need to guarantee Champions league football over the next 4 years.

    You think your hitting a brick wall getting FCB to sell?

    You will hit a bigger wall trying to talk AC to move.

    You think your big time? ….

    If you’re going play big time …

    You better ACT big time….

    Put up or shut up!

  • john_cena163

    Jan 29, 2011 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #32

    If dat ** wants andy then give us bale and lennon

  • john_cena163

    Jan 29, 2011 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #33

    If dat cu*t wants andy then give us bale an lennon.

  • joe

    Jan 29, 2011 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #34

    Ok i know that andy carroll is our top striker and potentially an england first teamer in the future. But honestly I would take somewhere in the region of 35-40 mil for him. It’s not that i dont rate him, but its just that every player has his price. I mean for that kind of silly money we can potentially buy 3 or 4 very good players which will improve the team to no end. What do you guys think?

  • Mags

    Jan 29, 2011 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #35

    Disagree joe (34) bad, bad idea. For a start how much is the lad earning Newcastle in shirt sales etc alone, plus what price would we have to pay for a decent replacement?

    When you start selling your best players then it is difficult to attract new players to join your club.

    Sod off spuds and thank goodness we are keeping him.

    Watch the Sunday press with all the Torres talk – it will be Carroll to scousers.

  • Spuggy

    Jan 29, 2011 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #36

    I just literally saw Andy Carroll in the Stanningtom Farm shop near Morpeth. Didn’t get a chance to speak but he’s defo not in London!!

    This was a t about 2pm Sat.


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