Carroll Scuttles Hammers Move – Wants European Football Next Season

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?

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12 comments so far

  • woody92

    Jul 27, 2012 at 11:54 PM

    Comment #1

    first post ever, and first

  • ToonDownSouth

    Jul 27, 2012 at 11:55 PM

    Comment #2


    GG posts every now and again. He said he got tired of the constant slating of our players.

  • Spuggy

    Jul 28, 2012 at 12:01 AM

    Comment #3

    Sign Debuchy and Douglas first, then I’ll start worrying about a CF.

    A summer of rumours.

  • Belly

    Jul 28, 2012 at 12:09 AM

    Comment #4

    I don’t think we would be interested in just a 1 year load deal. We would want the option to sign permanent at the end.

  • r_hayes

    Jul 28, 2012 at 12:10 AM

    Comment #5

    Spuggy, completely agree! Let’s get our MAIN targets wrapped up first then sort the CF out, Debuchy and Douglas are must buys now, I hear Debuchy will be done early next week though, how true it is I’m not sure,

    I’m looking forward to seeing Marveaux next season,

  • Graeme

    Jul 28, 2012 at 12:14 AM

    Comment #6

    If AC turns up in a stripey shirt, so be it!! No complaints, just a feeling of “Damn, we could have done so much better!! Sorry, but that’s how I feel.

    He left for the money, thumbed his nose, took the “big time” and it hasn’t worked. Oh dear, what a shame, how sad!!

    I believe we are linked with a number of players who, in my opinion, will give us far more than Andy will, at a far lower cost. More importantly, without the “Baggage” he brings, the lack of respect for us all.

    He is as big a fool as the Lone Ranger; as big a fool; as much a thug; as much of an idiot. Why do me need his disruption, his court cases for thuggery of the first order? WE DONT!! Andy, thank you for what you did, it was appreciated, Today you are history; yesterdays news. Good bye, we dont need what you have to offer.

  • bambams

    Jul 28, 2012 at 12:18 AM

    Comment #7

    Cannot understand why we have not bought the defensive players necessary, we cannot do a European finish with this current team. I am all for value but don’t cut off your nose to spite your face.

  • Zero

    Jul 28, 2012 at 12:36 AM

    Comment #8

    I really hope he stays at liverpool hes bloody useless, he had one good season with us, he wasnt even the top scorer in the championship ffs. Not even worth 10million let alone 15million or 20. seriously i wonder what people are thinking wanting him back! is it just cause hes a geordie?, we dont even play high ball football anymore even if we did his cross conversion rate is dismal, surely Remy, Guidetti or huntelaar are better value for money anyday of the week.

  • manxpie

    Jul 28, 2012 at 12:39 AM

    Comment #9

    f##k me why is it that simmo or willo get so much stick?,
    at the end of the day they played most of the season n we finished 5th higher then all of us could’ve dreamed of,
    and then you all jump on obertan who was playin pretty much his 1st season in the bpl n now i’m actually hearing people slating vuckic!!! UNBELIEVABLE GEOFF!! why is it that some of you’s have to have sombody to hate/blame? obertan was great tonight, willo was very tidy and did more good things then he did wrong! but for me bigi was the man of the match so comfortable wit both feet oh and cisse definatly looks hungry


    Jul 28, 2012 at 12:40 AM

    Comment #10

    He said he won’t go ”on loan” to a team below european competition standard. not that he wouldn’t go if Liverpool were given a money upfront deal.

  • 89Norcal

    Jul 28, 2012 at 7:34 AM

    Comment #11

    Agree with Spuggy, Carroll should be prioritized behind our back 4 needs and behind any other striker options, because the transfer fee is a little ridiculous. I think Liverpool are desperate to not look like idiots at this point, I’m sure they’d offload him for less that 20m somewhere else.

  • Lee Dodd

    Jul 28, 2012 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #12

    I agree we have to get 2 Defenders in – The Carroll thing is getting to long winded cant see much happening there until he comes back from boston but will be hacked of if he does leave liverpool in the next month and not to us… Debouchy and Carroll for me. Douglas is a loose cannon …..


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