Newcastle United have just rejected a £30M bid from Liverpool for their local striker Andy Carroll, according to Sky Sports.
Andy Carroll – hopefully going nowhere today
Sky Sports is reporting that Newcastle have once again rejected a huge bid, this time a whopping £30M from Liverpool, for their home-grown striker, 22 year-old Andy Carroll, who now wears the famous number 9 shirt at Newcastle.
The fact that Liverpool put in an official bid for Andy, suggests they are conceding that Spanish striker Fernando Torres will leave to join Chelsea later today.
But this is also the very last day of the transfer window, and that will surely help Newcastle reject any more bids for their 6’3″ tall striker, because Andy’s departure would leave Newcastle severely depleted up front.
And we’ll not even mention that the Newcastle fans would be absolutely and completely dismayed and even disgusted with owner Mike Ashley – if he did sell their local hero.
However, on the betting front, odds on Andy Carroll joining Liverpool have just been slashed to 1/5, with odds on Torres leaving Liverpool now at 4/11.
And that doesn’t sound too good, and we don’t exactly know what’s behind that.
But of course this will be a crazy day of rumors and innuendo, so maybe it’s just an over-reaction, or maybe its been started by some report from a betting site, wanting to increase their business today.
I’m now leaving for a couple of hours to take my dog to the vet – but I do not want to see Andy Carroll sold when I get back!
Do the right thing Mike – and turn down these offers – and let’s build another great Newcastle side.
And indeed, if Mike resists these offers today he’ll get ample credit – at least form some of the Newcastle fans – because you have to remember that Stoke City bid just £6M for Andy only last summer.
If we can hang onto Andy, he’ll also be a huge draw for Newcastle at visiting grounds, and that’s what we want to see in the future, fans packing their own stadiums to watch the new Newcastle United – led by a certain Andy Carroll up front.
Just like they did when Kevin Keegan managed The Entertainers.
Howay The Lads!!