The sickening story of Andy Carroll leaving Newcastle on Monday continues today as the club and Andy fight a PR battle to tell what really happened, and therefore who was to blame.
Derek LLambias – we cannot afford 80K/week
But of course to Newcastle fans the local icon is gone, and it’s just very painful to have to watch Andy become a great player – but wearing the red strip of Liverpool.
It’s just soul destroying to most Newcastle fans – including me – in truth I feel devastated by what’s happened – but I’ll get over it don’t worry – but only when Andy retires or when I kick it. 😀
Llambias was said upset and dismayed at Carroll’s false claims that Newcastle wanted to cash in on him.
Newcastle’s Managing director Derek Llambias said today:
“We didn’t push Andy Carroll out, far from it – he asked to go.””The fact is Mike Ashley didn’t want to sell him, it’s not like he needs the money is it? And remember we turned down bids of £30m and then £35m from Liverpool.”
“That’s serious money for a 22-year-old with only six months’ experience in the Premier League. But finally Mike’s point of view was the player’s put in a transfer request, so what can we do?”
“Andy was already earning top money at the club after signing a new deal recently.” “But he said he’d been offered £80,000-a-week from Liverpool and asked what we would pay to make him stay.”
“We told him the club just couldn’t afford to give him a deal like that, nothing close.” “And when we said ‘No’ – well, that’s when he put in his transfer request.”
The press will be very happy about all of this, and will try to prolong all the discussion and discussion, but we all need to move on from this sorry and sad state of affairs soon.
“Yes, he went in our helicopter. But the sooner the deal was done the sooner we could make our own moves in the transfer market.”
“It was already very late.” “We will spend in the summer. Every penny of the £35m will stay in the club.”
The problem that Mike and Derek have is that they’ve lied too often to Newcastle fans, so that whenever they tell us anything there’s always that suspicion that surrounds their statements, and whether they are true or not – or just for PR.
As they admitted, when they said Kevin Keegan was in charge of all transfers at the club, but actually wasn’t, which they later admitted.
Did we say this was a sorry state of affairs for Newcastle United?
Hey, by the way, we need all 3 points tonight at Craven Cottage.