Former Newcastle Chairman Sir John Hall thinks that Newcastle owner Mike Ashley will invest the £35M he revived for local lad Andy Carroll from Liverpool.
John Hall – Ashley will splash the cash
Once again it seems that England’s top clubs just cannot stand a top player playing for somebody else.
And they come in with ridiculous money to sign players, and nobody’s going to tell me Fernando Torres is worth £50M – he’s an excellent player but he’s been struggling for form for over a year now, and has only looked half the player he once was.
This is what John Hall told the Sunday Sun today:
“It was quite a shock when it was announced Liverpool had offered all that money for him,”
“It was a big decision for Mike Ashley to sell one of the best players, or one of the players with the most potential.”
“Now Ashley will have to buy in and rebuild the team.” “I’m sure he will do that.”
Andy Carroll can go on to become a top player for Liverpool and England – but you know what it is – we have lost all interest in Andy Carroll, and certainly will not be following his career much at Liverpool.
Newcastle made this lad into what he is, but as soon as the first big money wage offer came in for him – he was off – like greased lightning.
John Hall continued:
“If he keeps his feet on the ground, he could go on to be one of the best center forwards that Liverpool and England have had,”
“I think he will do very, very well. He’s a typical Geordie center-forward.”
It was a huge decision for Andy Carroll to leave his home town club – and it was his decision to leave – let’s not get confused over that.
Actions have consequences – and he will hardly ever be welcomed back on Tyneside – ever.
Andy could have gone on to become the third Geordie to become a legend on Tyneside wearing the famous number 9 shirt, and follow the great legends Jackie Milburn and Alan Shearer, but he couldn’t resist tripling his wages at Liverpool.
Andy would only stay on Tyneside, if Newcastle matched Liverpool’s wages, and the Newcastle club wouldn’t, so he was off.
Andy’s a very good player, but it kind of makes all his talk about living the dream on Tyneside wearing that number 9 shirt, seem very hollow indeed.
In fact it’s made Andy Carroll look very hollow indeed.
He’ll find out as he gets older that there’s a lot more to life than money – he just doesn’t know that yet.
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