I have been asked to put out the text messages sent between Andy Carroll and Steve Wraith over the last two days.
Andy Carroll – Liverpool striker
So here they are:
Sunday 30th January 14:37
SW: Are you leaving mate?
AC: I’m not going anywhere mate.
Monday 31st January 16:28
SW: Liverpool in for you mate. Any truth in that?
AC: Dunno what’s happening yet still mate. Thanks.
SW: Sky Sports say it’s a matter of time mate. What’s club said?
AC: they have kind of said we don’t want u but want me to say I wanna go. And I said I don’t want to go.
SW: Have you put in a transfer request?
AC: No I didn’t that’s what I mean that’s what they wanted me to do and I said no.
SW: So they want you to go?
AC: They said they wanted to accept it.
SW: So you have no choice?
AC: Looks like it.
SW: Your agent will be doing OK out of this. When you going?
AC: I don’t know mate. Gutted tho.
SW: Any message you want put across to the fans? I’m happy to do that for you mate.
AC: They said they wanted the money.
SW: Anything else?
AC: Gutted to be leaving Newcastle but I was kind of pushed out the door.
SW: That it?
AC: Just what i’ve just said really. Gutted to be leaving my home club but I was practically told to go. Didn’t want to leave that’s why i signed a 5 year deal.
SW: I will pass these onto the press lads I know.
AC: Sound mate.
SW: Can you give press lads a call to do an interview when deal done?
AC: I will yeah. I will speak to him later. Bit busy atm mate.
I think I’m going to be sick.
Here is Alan Pardew’s take on what happened yesterday and he says Andy wanted a news deal at Newcatsle and when it was refused he asked for a transfer.