News coming from Sky Sports tonight, says that Andy Carroll will only consider a loan move to an English club playing in Europe – quick translation – Carroll will go to Newcastle but not to West Ham.
Carroll – wants an English club and European football
Nice one Andy.
Sky Sports sources are reporting the criteria that they say Andy is putting out, but it does seem to put a stop to West Ham’s quest for the striker, after the London club were said to have put a bid in for £17M for the Geordie lad, which could be taken up following a season on loan at Upton Park.
Andy Carroll’s future at Anfield is uncertain, very uncertain, following the appointment of Brendan Rodgers as the new manager, and of course Andy was signed by Kenny Dalglish, who was sacked shortly in May, after last season ended, with Liverpool in 8th place on only 52 points, and 4 points behind rivals Everton.
With this news tonight, if it is true of course, it would seem to suggest that Andy would consider moving to Newcastle for a season long loan deal, with Tottenham maybe also being interested in the England striker – maybe.
But sources close to Andy have said he is desperate to return to Newcastle, his home town club, which he left a short 18 months ago, and this would certainly lower the number of clubs who can meet the player’s criteria – with Newcastle certainly being one of them.
And this would appear (we say appear because you just never know) to put Newcastle in the lead again for big Andy, but of course as we’ve found with all our other senior transfer targets this summer, Newcastle must first agree a potential transfer price with Liverpool, to bring Andy to Tyneside for a loan deal and then a possible permanent move next May.
Liverpool want £20M for the Gateshead-born striker, and Newcastle have offered £13M – if the news is to be believed.
And the news in the local Newcastle press is that Billionaire owner Mike Ashley has become personally involved in the ongoing negotiations with Liverpool.
What do you think?