Newcastle To Get Andy Carroll For £10M?

There are a number of reports out today that Kevin Nolan is trying to get his big pal, Andy Carroll, to join West Ham on a season-long loan deal at the newly promoted London club, and that might just happen.

Andy Carroll – after signing for Liverpool in February of 2011

Kevin and Andy formed a tight friendship at Newcastle , and of course West Ham manager Sam Allardyce was at Newcastle for six months from the summer of 20007, when Andy was a young up-and-coming 18 year-old striker on Tyneside.

If you believe some of the reports in the papers today, which can be dangerous for your health, new Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is keen to send Andy out on loan next season, and maybe even sell the striker, who doesn’t seem to fit in with the new manager’s plans at Liverpool.

So it wouldn’t surprise us if Andy ends up on loan for the season at West Ham, but he will be very costly, with a wage of around £75K/week, which West Ham would need to subsidize, and Andy still four years left on his Liverpool  contract.

We saw some reports out today that say Newcastle could may be able to get him back on Tyneside for around £10M, and certainly he would be worth that much to Newcastle, because at least we would play to the lad’s strengths, and bring out the best in him – which Kenny Dalglish at Liverpool never did – let’s be honest.

We don’t think Andy has declined at all since he left Newcastle, and his goal for England against Sweden at Euro 2012 was a classic, and showed Andy great strength, and if gets those crosses coming in,  he can put the ball in the back of the net, or set up other strikers with chances.

It seems to us that a return to Newcastle would be a good move for him and would rekindle his career, we’re sure of that, but unfortunately he’s too expensive.

If the fee was as low as £10M, that wouldn’t be the problem for Newcastle,  but his high wages would be, and even if Newcastle were willing to pay £10M to get him back on Tyneside, there’s no way Newcastle would pay him anywhere near £75K/week.

And that’s the problem for Andy now – he is a very expensive footballer in terms of wages, and if he doesn’t fit in at Liverpool, he may have to spend the next four years out on loan.

Italian club AC Milan are also said to be expressing an interest, and it would not be unlike the case of Xisco at Newcastle, where the former Deportivo striker just didn’t fit in, and he has been sent out on loan over the last three years to get some playing time, while still picking up his £50K/week wage bill from Newcastle.

It could well be the same for Andy Carroll over the next four years, but it’s not exactly good for Carroll’s career,  playing out on loan at a number of different clubs.

Of course he could agree to a move to another club, but it would need to be for a much lower weekly wage, but who does that these days?

Maybe a local lad who wants to come back to Newcastle?

What do you think?

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59 comments so far

  • OoAhDembaBa

    Jul 11, 2012 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #1

    Id take him on loan

  • check the toastie

    Jul 11, 2012 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #2

    Would have the big lump back as he was superb for the club and played his heart out, reasons why he left are the source of some disagreement, however would have him back in a heartbeat, him and Cisse would be superb together. 10 million has obviously been made up, wud swap him for Ba though.

  • ToonHeart

    Jul 11, 2012 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #3

    Wouldn’t it be a dream if he came back and was scoring goals all over the place. haha

  • eastend toon

    Jul 11, 2012 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #4

    swap him for Ba??? are you having a giraffe?!?

  • walton1984

    Jul 11, 2012 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #5

    Looks like De Jong is a no go……So try a cheeky 10-15m bid and maybe 35-45k week wages built up too 50-70k on goal bonus, etc!!!!

  • Valci

    Jul 11, 2012 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #6

    @ check – 100% agree with ya mate…

  • Shane

    Jul 11, 2012 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #7

    We don’t need him. Yes he was great for us but we have better quality than him now. Cisse and Ba are both better strikers than Carroll. He wouldn’t get in to our team apart from perhaps the odd away game against fighting teams. Next!

  • MarkO

    Jul 11, 2012 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #8

    Do not want that traitor back

  • Shane

    Jul 11, 2012 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #9

    We don’t need him. Yes he was great for us but we have better quality than him now. Cisse and Ba are both better strikers than Carroll. He wouldn’t get in to our team apart from perhaps the odd away game against fighting teams. Next!!

  • Vask

    Jul 11, 2012 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #10

    Andy’s taller than most giraffes, better shaped head for football too. I’d have him back for 10 mil if he would tek 45k a week.

  • kevymartins

    Jul 11, 2012 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #11

    Ed none of these storys have any truth to them your getting them from like and posting them its all aloda sh it

  • jettson1971

    Jul 11, 2012 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #12

    AC burned his bridges!! let him enjoy the subs bench at the bindippers!!
    we better off without him!

  • jayphoto

    Jul 11, 2012 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #13

    no chance! With Mark Curtis a his agent, he’s going to west ham! Peter Harisson called that transfer in about March, Curtis is as dodgy as they come, was the main cause of carroll going to liverpool in the first place and has very strong ties with Allardyce and West Ham!

  • Toon_Tom

    Jul 11, 2012 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #14

    We dont need him. Our style off football has changed/progressed dramatically and Pards I think will look to play the 4-3-3 (4-3-2-1) which Carroll would not be suited for as he wouldnt be able to play out wide, and definitely wouldnt replace Cisse as the main target man. Loan deal, possibly to deploy him as a super sub, ala SHOLAAAA, but wouldnt waste 10M on him as I would rather spend that on a quality CB or Midfield miestro!

  • Offkey

    Jul 11, 2012 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #15

    Walton – Did you ever read that report/interview where DL says they will never give a player a goal bonus because they felt when they gave Oba Martins one, he started to shoot from ridiculous distances……

    However, even swapping the goal bonus for say an appearance fee I would not be too happy because, for Andy to be at his best, you have to play a very direct way (maybe good to change things up – but would he be happy on the bench until we need that change)

  • nufc786

    Jul 11, 2012 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #16

    if it is something tht is about the club ed has a right to put this on his blog……. grow up kevy……. if you dont like dont read it…. ed puts it on for the best interest of us supporters…

  • wynsleap

    Jul 11, 2012 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #17

    At £10million Andy would be a good buy.
    He would welcome ‘coming home’ whatever some may say and he would be a player with something to prove.
    I can see him now flicking on those headers for the razor sharp Papiss – tasty!

  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Jul 11, 2012 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #18

    I think this is probably the biggest load of sh!te this window (so far).

    10M and Andy takes a wage cut … get him signed!!
    Shola will be retiring soon, Andy’s an ideal target man for us.

  • Spoof

    Jul 11, 2012 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #19

    He was good first time round, but we play a different type of game now, I don’t think he would fit in, and if we did go back for him Liverpool would probably want Ba in a player exchange, I would rather keep Ba, and Steven Taylor’s jaw would probably prefer to keep Ba as well, do we really want all the off field problems that he gave us back, keep well away, a leopard never changes its spots, Carroll will always be trouble

  • markmac

    Jul 11, 2012 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #20

    would take him back aslong he wouldnt expect to be a starter, and he certainly wouldnt get the no’ 9 back from our cisse but it wont happen, he would have to beg for forgiveness with the fans for 1 thing!

  • Vader

    Jul 11, 2012 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #21

    I think he doesn’t mind a return, but will Liverpool even want to let him go for £15m? It seems that the £10m figure was plucked out from the fee NUFC is willing to pay for a striker – which is around the price offered for de Jong.

    Carroll will give Pardew a variation in attack, which is same the reason why Ameobi was handed a new contract until age 35. At £15m, NUFC may not want to touch him for at least another year or two until his contract at pool runs out. Other interested clubs, whichever they may be, will probably think that the risk is too much for the amount.

  • Cool Hand Luke

    Jul 11, 2012 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #22

    He would do well in milan. Its a no brainer if the milan rumour is true

  • Ericles

    Jul 11, 2012 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #23

    No way – it is all paper talk anyway. Nolan seemed to be the catalyst in Carroll’s leaving NUFC and now he seems, if reports are true, to be recruiting him for West Ham. NUFC have moved on – we have Cisse and Ba, and another perhaps to come. We have more to come from the transfer market to improve our challenge in the Premier and in Europe. We are moving on and ahead. Let Carroll continue moving on too. He made his choice let him live with it. Too high wages for a benchwarmer!

  • hoppernufc

    Jul 11, 2012 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #24

    I wouldn’t take Carroll back , he dumped us to earn big money where’s the loyalty there? Also this is the lad who blatantly tried to cheat and win a penalty against his hometown club I think it’s a disgrace people want him back!

  • Jamesthefirst

    Jul 11, 2012 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #25

    Any one who supports Newcastle would give anything to wear the number 9 shirt. The minute Carroll was given it, he threw it on the ground for extra money at Anfield.

    It doesn’t matter what the fans think of that, or Pardew saying he would love him back. Mike Ashley will NEVER take Carroll back.

  • Batfastard

    Jul 11, 2012 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #26

    No thanks he’s a traitor!

  • jbkeel9

    Jul 11, 2012 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #27

    Keep him, don’t want the long tactics!!!! No thank u!!!

  • Jamesthefirst

    Jul 11, 2012 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #28

    Carroll will become the new Crouch – moving clubs every 18 months.

    Tiote had big offers to leave, and said he doesn’t care about the offers, he only wants to play for Newcastle. Carroll confirmed he only wants to play for the club who pay him the most money. Never want him to return.

  • nufc 11

    Jul 11, 2012 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #29

    Our style of play has changed since he left lump the ball long is now a very outdated style of play we cant go back to them days, Hoillet represents better value for money if we can get him for 35k pw plus incentives/bonuses, Id love to see the youngsters getting a chance this season tho.

  • mhurford

    Jul 11, 2012 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #30

    hoppernufc or was it the fact that he just didnt want to put the goal in the net against the team he supports? he could have easily shot. didnt want to.

    My opinion anyway. He shoots he scores…he dives someone else takes it. miracle occurs no pen given, we get away scott free! happy days all round

    This is a total load of toot anyway

  • danuneek

    Jul 11, 2012 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #31

    Don’t want him back. He’s too big and slow. He was only successfully in a 4-4-2 with Barton out wide supplying him with crosses. I dont want to go back to that style of football. We’ve come on since then, besides he chose to leave so why should we have him back? He’s not better than Ba and Cisse, and would be way overpriced. I would rather spend £10m on a pacey, versitile attacking player who can player either wing or in attack. DONT WANT AC BACK!

  • ToonJovi

    Jul 11, 2012 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #32

    However much i would love to see Carroll back at Newcastle i simply dont see him fitting into our new game plan! unless we go back to old 442 which would somewhat limit are potential compared to our more deadly 433 set up….

  • heavenfire

    Jul 11, 2012 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #33

    Please, no! I don’t want to see a return to his kind of football ever again!

  • negative fan hater (jakesome)

    Jul 11, 2012 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #34

    @24is that what you think?? he was passed the last defender and the keeper could of just rolled it in but he didn’t. i honestly think he didnt want to score against us

  • Levi

    Jul 11, 2012 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #35

    offer 10 mil and 50k a week wages as a take it or leave it offer. would love to have him back but he would need to understand that he aint just going to walk into the team.

    anyone saying swap him for ba must be a liverpool fan though. ba showed he can play upfront and get 20+ goals a season and can be pushed out left and play good on the wing to.

  • pbNcl

    Jul 11, 2012 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #36


  • 2hot69

    Jul 11, 2012 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #37

    I’m sure I read somewhere that he’s said he wouldn’t come back to the toon coz of the reception he got on his return with Liverpool

  • scottishtoons

    Jul 11, 2012 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #38

    i want carroll back
    i have a carroll no.9 newcastle jersey
    my first ever nufc kit i bought at st james park

    but honestly hes better than best and is english and has outstanding header stats
    he has a decent leg leg shooting

    played well at euros, is young and showed that he can hold up play decently

    10 million is a good fee
    get his wages down and he will be a good alternative to de jong

    he wont start but will offer us something new upfront
    we cant expect to play the same style of football all season and expect to win

    carroll provides that well needed change in our playstyle

  • SebasToon

    Jul 11, 2012 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #39

    I think this year we need at least 3 big striker. Currently we have Cissè, but probably Ba leaves NUFC. Then if AC come back i think could be helpful.

  • woolerbill

    Jul 11, 2012 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #40



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