Sam Allardyce would love to sign Liverpool striker Andy Carroll for West Ham, and would even build a team around him and play to his strengths, and it’s not surprising that former Newcastle captain Kevin Nolan is urging Andy to join West Ham – but he also urged Andy to join Liverpool – and that didn’t work out too well did it?
Andy Carroll – pointing the way back to Newcastle?
I’m working my way back to you babe (1966 – Four Seasons)
Kevin was born in Liverpool and is a big Reds fan of course, and when the offer came though from Liverpool eighteen months ago, Kevin urged his big pal to join Liverpool – a fantastic club – and at the time Kevin was Newcastle captain. 🙁
That didn’t exactly help Andy to decide to stay on Tyneside, and Kevin is again urging his pal to join a club he is involved with – after all Kevin is now the West Ham United captain.
A source close to Carroll told the Evening Chronicle:
“Andy is aware of West Ham’s interest.” “He’s still massive mates with Kevin Nolan and he respects his opinion from a football point of view.”
“His first choice if he did leave Liverpool would, of course, be Newcastle. If they can’t come up with the right bid, though, and he is going to be sitting on the bench at Liverpool, then he has to seriously consider West Ham.”
Liverpool will only listen to bids for £20m, but they will not hear many bids at that price. 😀
News today that Newcastle owner has taken personal control of the Carroll transfer back to Newcastle, so w’e’ll have to wait and see how the Sports Direct owner does this time around.
When he sold Andy to Liverpool he got a great deal form Liverpool, but the American owners were relying on Kenny Dalglish in those days, and they were taken to the cleaners by Newcastle, and they will have learned a lot from that.
But if Newcastle are unwilling to overpay for Carroll, then he could move to West Ham – that would certainly be better – as the source says – than warming the bench at Liverpool.
The inside news is that Andy would walk back to Newcastle, and although there are some fans who are still annoyed at him leaving Tyneside in the first place, the majority of fans would welcome the Prodigal son back.