There is a growing feeling that the Liverpool owners seem to be just a little unwilling to do business with Newcastle for Andy Carroll, and would welcome selling him to another club, other than back to the Magpies.
This businessman probably makes the Liverpool hierarchy very nervous
And the reason seems to be that it would frame just how bad a deal Liverpool completed for the Newcastle striker, should they sell him back to the Magpies at a huge loss.
And even if Liverpool get £20M for the 23 year-old, that’s still a £15M loss in a short 18 months, close to £1M a month, and that’s once reason why Director of Football Damien Comolli and manager Kenny Dalglish, who helped push the deal through on Liverpool’s new owners at the time, are no longer employed by The Reds.
Alan Pardew is the one at Newcastle who is pushing the deal, although Managing Director Derek LLambias is also an admirer of the Geordie lad.
Alan Pardew has always been a big believer in Andy Carroll, and would welcome him back on Tyneside for sure, and we also think it would be a good move for the big lad.
There seems like there’s a window of opportunity for Newcastle, to try to do a deal with Liverpool before next Monday, when Carroll is due to fly out to meet up with the Liverpool squad, who will be in Boston, where the American owners are located.
Alan Pardew said today that negotiations are going on at the highest levels with the Liverpool club:
“That whole process is a little bit more involved with the Chairman and the board at Liverpool.” “We’ve got a great team here, a great squad, and if Andy Carroll comes, it’ll only add to us.”
It will not be easy for Newcastle to pull this deal off, and the old saying – once bitten twice shy – is making the Liverpool hierarchy very wary of a certain Mike Ashley.
We have to remember that Mike didn’t want to sell Carroll in the first place, so somehow got £35M out of Liverpool in cool cash up front, for a lad who now wants to return to his home town club.
You win some – you lose some – but that’s now a famous deal made by the Newcastle owner at the expense of the American owners, who are not bad businessman themselves.