Newcastle Brace For £30M Liverpool Bid For Andy Carroll

There are about 15 hours left in the transfer market,  but the big news this morning is that Liverpool could put in a big bid for Newcastle’s top striker Andy Carroll.

The news is that Liverpool are said to want to acquire the big Geordie striker as a replacement for Fernando Torres.

Fernando Torres has shocked everybody, at least in Liverpool,  by making it known that he would be keen to join Chelsea, and it’s expected that Chelsea will launch a new £40M bid for the Spanish striker.

With some of the money Liverpool will get from the London club, they will go after Andy Carroll – and this latest story is according to The Sun.

They also say that Liverpool would be willing to triple Andy’s wages, which at the moment are £25K/week – but Newcastle will themselves be offering Andy an improvement on the deal he signed only a couple of months ago, and Newcastle will at least double Andy’s wages.

We had expected another big club to come in for Andy – but we thought it would be in the Sunday papers, but it seems a day late.

And the move could be a £30M bid for the 22 year-old Gateshead-born player, which could entice Newcastle owner Mike Ashley to sell.

Spurs came in with a £25M bid a few days ago, and Ashley called that bid derisory, so it will be interesting to see what the Newcastle hierarchy think of this one – if indeed Liverpool put in the bid.

These will be anxious hours for both Alan Pardew and the Newcastle fans, because we really are at the mercy of the Newcastle owner, and always have been, if the truth be known.

Mike Ashley has done well so far in Jnauary, by turning down bids for some of Newcastle’s top players, but if he sold local boy Andy Carroll, it will hardly go down well on Tyneside.

In fact it will be a catastrophe, at least for the huge majority of Newcastle’s faithful fans.

Alan Pardew has come in with some good common sense, and is trying to keep the top core of Newcastle players at the club, and we just have to hope that Mike will resist any offers from Liverpool today.

Let us what you think about this.

Comments welcome, but please respect the views of all readers.

34 comments so far

  • davybtoon

    Jan 31, 2011 at 8:28 AM

    Comment #1

    why ppl keep goin on about it its not gonna happen give it a break

  • munch27

    Jan 31, 2011 at 8:28 AM

    Comment #2

    Chelsea Manure i would believe but WTF would Andy go to cesspool?

  • fungus44

    Jan 31, 2011 at 8:29 AM

    Comment #3

    At thye end off the day it,s Andy,s choice if he wants, to go ,i don,t think he will ,he,s a gordie lad playing in the number 9 shirt for his home club and i don,t think he,s money motavatid he just wants to play for the toon as he has said countless times,here,s hoping he stays

  • expatgeordie

    Jan 31, 2011 at 8:32 AM

    Comment #4

    Can’t see it happenning why sell him when we haven’t got a replacement & also why would he want to go to Liverpool they will finish below us this season. He is living every Geordie kids dream wearing the number 9 for the Toon.

  • Graeme

    Jan 31, 2011 at 8:34 AM

    Comment #5

    FCB can accept all the offers he wants BUT, whats he going to do if Andy C says “No thanks, I have a 5 year contract here and I aint going to Merseyside”

    He cant exactly force him to go, can he?

    The contract situation works both ways!!

  • mashearer

    Jan 31, 2011 at 8:34 AM

    Comment #6

    everybody has a price..what do you guys think andy’s is?

  • Therapyman

    Jan 31, 2011 at 8:37 AM

    Comment #7

    All players are for sale at the right price.. The worst thing IF he´s sold is the it wont be enough time to bring in a replacement. But £30M is alot of money if its spent wisely on other players.. but I dont think this is the right time to sell.

  • fungus44

    Jan 31, 2011 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #8

    he,ll never go the toon is his home toon club hell stay like gerrard has at liverpool not money minded

  • Jan Stavik

    Jan 31, 2011 at 8:44 AM

    Comment #9

    If Newcastle can get 30m, I’m afraid they have no choice but to sell. It’s an awful lot of money, and in a normal market (not January frenzy) Newcastle can get 4 or 5 very good players for this money.

    I’d take 30m, every player has a price, and 30 is a fair price for Andy Carroll.

  • bobby jay

    Jan 31, 2011 at 8:45 AM

    Comment #10

    I would have been worried about this story had it not been on the back page of The Sun. They love nothing more than to stir up sh*t for our club. We all remeber the countless TYNE BOMB!!! headlines do we not. Can’t see Andy leaving when he has the chance to be centre stage of a team that guides us back into europe !

  • Birts

    Jan 31, 2011 at 8:46 AM

    Comment #11

    Not when they have overpriced Torres at 50mil it isn’t.

  • G.unit

    Jan 31, 2011 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #13

    I am sick to death of this paper doing stories on Andy Carroll.

    They are just trying to sell a few more papers on a Monday morning.

    £30 Million is a lot of money but will Mr Ashley let the manager spend the full amount on new players. I can’t see that happening at all.

    Why would Carroll want to join a club on decline and leave the club he has supported as a boy!!! He just has to look at Shearer to see what sort of legend he could become to the supporters.

  • repo

    Jan 31, 2011 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #14

    Snap there hands off Andy got the same injury as what woodgate had and we sold him for 15mil and he didnt really recover..

    do the same with andy and let whoever buys him for 3omill have a mare with him and his injurys.

  • hitman

    Jan 31, 2011 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #15

    fk that its to late in the market

  • munch27

    Jan 31, 2011 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #16

    jan stavik you are either pulling mine or you are a plonker Big Lad is worth £30 mill in the summer maybe more but as off today i would want 45-50 million , but then again what use is £30 mill today when come the end of may we are in the championship?

  • NorseMag

    Jan 31, 2011 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #17

    If Carroll wasn’t a geordie, and not playing for newcastle, but say, Bolton or Villa or something; would you have had NUFC buy him for £30M?

    Don’t think so.

  • bobby jay

    Jan 31, 2011 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #18

    what we need is another striker to come in and take some of the workload off Carroll. A loan deal for Sturridge or Elmander on the cheap would do the job I’d say. This takes the pressure off Carroll to get fit quick and he can be left to recover properly. BTW anyone heard the rumours about Mcgready ????

  • Norwegian-Geordie

    Jan 31, 2011 at 8:58 AM

    Comment #19

    I’d like to think that there is no price high enough to match wearing the Toon nr. 9.

  • stuckdownsouth

    Jan 31, 2011 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #20

    Can’t see it happening this window but the boy will go in the next 2 years. All about cash flows and bank balances.

  • JohnnyBrookes

    Jan 31, 2011 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #21

    What about Dos Santos at Spurs, he never ever gets a look in, he was quality at Barca and looked really good in the world cup, Floppy doesn’t play him but he used to leave Bale out so, I think he would be a good shout.

  • cartoonie

    Jan 31, 2011 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #22

    Nufc need to give him more money!! Anyone who is hearing stories they could be worth £30 mill and you could get your wages trebled is going to be keeping an eye out on whats going on elsewhere, geordie or not! Im not saying he will want to go but money talks.

  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 31, 2011 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #23

    Painful as it is, Shearer never won anything with us, despite insisting he had to be the club’s highest paid player and Gerrard is on 90k a week, not exactly struggling !!

    Trying to look on the bright side here. 30m is a heck of a lot of money. We are unbeaten in 4 without Carroll and with Carroll, we will always be a ”long ball” team. You see it with Crouch, teams just become totally one dimensional when he plays for them.

    I like Carroll because he gives 100% and he is good on the deck too, but we NEVER EVER use him that way and play proper, passing football to feet. It’s just too easy and lazy for players to bang in endless 60 yard balls to a 7 foot giant and teams have been sussing this out.

    There must be cheaper and equally good replacements out there. Carroll has had half a season in the premiership and is now injured with what is quite a recurring injury for footballers. If you believe the rumours his lifestyle isn’t exactly condusive to getting fit any time soon. Is he a one season wonder? Who knows? Just trying to put a positive spin on it and see an upside if he does go.

  • arfa chance

    Jan 31, 2011 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #24

    Talks in paper saying ashley agreed to Carroll sale my mate Liverpool fan been texting me. Hope its crap.

  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 31, 2011 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #25

    Norse mag

    very very good point.

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jan 31, 2011 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #26

    Put it this way, do you think Nolan would tell him a move to Liverpoo is a good move – Erm No.

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jan 31, 2011 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #27

    If Darren Bent was worth £24 Mill then Big Andy is worth TWICE that

  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 31, 2011 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #28

    bent clearly isn’t worth that and villa got mugged big time.

    Is that the Nolan who organised an orgy at his family home and got caught speeding in a family residential area. Yes see what you mean. Not the brightest 2 individuals you’ll ever come across !

  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Jan 31, 2011 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #29

    Rotonda Heights
    We are NOT a long ball team with Carroll in the side. Utter boolox!!
    If we were a longball team, why sign another central midfielder and be trying our nads off to get in another winger???

    Carroll is more than capable on the deck as he is in the air!!

    See the Aston villa Game, Liverpool game etc etc.

  • JohnnyBrookes

    Jan 31, 2011 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #30

    I will be pretty annoyed if we don’t get a replacement for Routledge, I’m not gutted that he went but if there is no replacement it seems like a very risky strategy when we have got a paper thin squad.

    If we get a winger today, happy days, that would be Ireland, Ben Arfa and Winger awesome window.

  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 31, 2011 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #31


    For …sake try reading the full email. Have you got a tiny attention span or selective reading or what !! Try reading the 3rd paragraph.

    In any case, hopeful crosses are as bad as long balls. 99% get headed away, there’s no method in it. Watch a Barcelona or Arsenal, dare I say Man U and see how football should be played. This winger and big target man went out with the ark !!

    Anyway all irrelevant as carroll would fail a medical.

  • geoff777

    Jan 31, 2011 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #32

    We can only hope Pardew and Ashley keep their word and Andy won’t be sold.

    If Carroll continues to develop and starts to have regular 25-30 goal seasons.
    I want him to do that in a NUFC shirt.

    A few more clever signings like HBA and Ireland (I hope) and we could be challenging for cups and the league title in a couple of seasons.

    C’mon the Toon

  • Graeme

    Jan 31, 2011 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #33

    Sky have announced that Luckypool have accepted offer from Chelski for Torres!!!!

    I hope that doesnt mean they start offering silly money for Andy C!!! FCB is always up for making a quick profit wherever he can!! Will he turn down an offer of say £30 million???

  • Magpie Ranger

    Jan 31, 2011 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #34

    Credit given where credit is due….Well done Mr Ashley for £30 Mil knock back to Liverpool….lets hope this is a start of our revolution. M. A. could do a lot to help redeem himself if he gives Andy a new improved contract and take away any speculation of us being a selling club. I have a very positve feeling about the direction which we are moving in…MA if you read any of this why not start to communicate with the fans and give us more belief in you with your intentions….

    Onwards and Upwards.


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