Alan Pardew is not part of the negotiations going on between Newcastle and Liverpool regarding Andy Carroll, and it looks like the deal is being done between the two Boards.
Andy Carroll – negotiations are delicate
What that means is that Derek LLambias and Mike Ashley will be involved in trying to reach some agreement, after Alan Pardew has made it very clear that he wants the 23 year-old back on Tyneside.
Alan is quoted in the Hartlepool Mail, but he’s repeated what he has said in the past in large part, and we weren’t sure whether these were updated comments by Alan.
Alan says the deal will be carried out at Boardroom level, and he also thinks Andy will join another club this summer, because the writing for him is on the wall, because of the way new manager Brendan Rodgers will have Liverpool play this season, with the ball on the ground.
This is what Alan told the Hartlepool Mail:
“It’s a delicate situation.” “It’s a transfer that I’m not particularly involved in, and it’ll stay like that.” “I think that it’ll still be a board level thing between Liverpool and whichever club takes Andy.”
“I think that the writing is on the wall that Andy will go out of there in the summer. We’re just keeping a close eye on it.”
Alan Shearer came out on Tuesday in the Sun and had this to say about the situation:
“Andy is an England centre-forward and I wouldn’t say he has been a flop at Liverpool by any means.” “Yes, it took him a bit of time to settle there but he finished the season strongly and considering he only started one game at the Euros, I thought he did well.”
“Make no mistake, he is a very good footballer. I can fully understand why Newcastle are in for him and I think it would be a great move.” “When he was there before he benefited from the fact that the team was always working to get him the ball – and he thrived on that.”
“That hasn’t always been the case at Liverpool and perhaps at times he suffered.” “There is an old saying that you should never go back but, in Andy’s case, I don’t think it would be a mistake at all.”
“He was hero-worshiped by the crowd first time around and they would warm to him again. Andy loved playing there and whatever the fans felt about him leaving to join Liverpool, I’m sure he would win them over quickly.”
Well Pardew agreed with those points made by the Newcastle legend, and Alan continued:
“I thought that Alan Shearer’s comments were correct.” “‘There aren’t many clubs that Andy Carroll can go to. He needs to be a success this time.”
There’s not too much new news in these comments by Alan Pardew, but he did say yesterday that Newcastle were in negotiations for three players, and it looks like Andy is one of them, but it seems it has to be a straight deal and there will be no loan deal.
Whether Liverpool like it or not (they don’t), Newcastle seem to be in the driver’s seat on this one.