There is news today in the Sunday Mirror that Liverpool will cut loose Andy Carroll in the summer.
Andy Carroll – a fallen hero at Newcastle
Andy Carroll was a good player at Newcastle, and in his last two seasons at Newcastle he scored 19 goals in 42 appearances in the Championship and 11 Premier League goals in 19 appearances last season, before joining Liverpool for a massive £35M on January 31st last year.
At the time he left, Newcastle fans were furious with owner Mike Ashley, but the way it has turned out it was a good deal for Newcastle.
And for £8M of the money the club received for Andy, we have brought in Demba Ba and Papiss Cisse, who have 25 goals in the Premier League this season – so far.
And Papiss Cisse only arrived in February, and if Andy’s worth £35M how much are these two worth?
Andy has 3 goals in 28 league appearances for Liverpool this season, but don’t expect Newcastle to make any move to bring him back to Tyneside, although rumors are that he would jump at a chance to return to Newcastle.
Liverpool will try to recoup as much of the £35M as they can, but if they can sell Carroll then at least thy will save around £75K/week they are playing the Gateshead lad on Merseyside.
Alan Pardew made it clear before the Liverpool game that Carroll asked for move to Liverpool, when Liverpool came a calling.
And his form and behavior at St. James’ Park last weekend, when he dived for a penalty, and then was seen murmuring expletives as he was taken off the field, didn’t exactly enamor him to Liverpool or Newcastle fans.
It has turned out to be a bad move for Andy, and a terrible move for Liverpool, but Newcastle came out of it very well.
But don’t hold your breath – there’s no way Andy will be returning to Newcastle.
He’s one of many Newcastle players who leave the club and never do better away from Newcastle than they did when they were playing in those famous black and white stripes, and we’re not even going to mention he had been given the number 9 shirt.
Andy has cooked his goose at Newcastle.
What do you think?