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.
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.
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