West Ham Agree Deal For Carroll – £19M In Total


BBC Sport is reporting that West Ham have agreed a deal with Liverpool to take Andy Carroll to West Ham next season, with an option to sign the big striker at the end of the season.

Andy Carroll – West Ham agree deal for striker

But the money being talked about is a lot, too much, with the loan deal being for £2M with the option of then signing Andy for £17M at the end of the season, providing that West Ham stay in the Premier League, and that’s a lot of money to pay out for the former Newcastle striker.

We wonder where West Ham are getting that kind of money from – and all going on one player – after they spent a year down below last season.

This deal is getting to be a bit of a saga, and Newcastle still seem to be interested, but will hardly overpay to take Andy back to Tyneside, even though they got £35M in cool cash from Liverpool just eighteen months ago.

Andy Carroll has said that if he does move out on loan this coming season, he wants to join an English team who are playing in Europe, and with West Ham having just been promoted after they won the play-off final against Blackpool, they of course don’t meet that criteria.

Andy would still like to stay at Liverpool to fight it out for his first team place, and if he cannot do that, sources close to him have said he wants to return to Newcastle, but Mike Ashley will hardly be willing to pay out £19M for a one year loan deal and then a permanent transfer – we should leave that deal to West Ham.

It could still be that Andy turns the deal down from West Ham, but he would need to know that Newcastle will not pay that kind of money for him,  before he would accept the deal offered by the Hammers, who presumably would be willing to pay his  £75K/week wages too?

Andy even at £15M, not counting the loan fee,  is still third choice among four potential strikers,  in a poll we posted earlier today.

The transfer fees are simply best estimates.

Which Striker Would Be The Best Buy For Newcastle?

  • Loic Remy for £9M (60%, 3,676 Votes)
  • John Guidetti for £7M (23%, 1,426 Votes)
  • Andy Carroll for £15M (14%, 842 Votes)
  • Luc Castaignos for £6M (3%, 196 Votes)

Total Voters: 6,140

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194 comments so far

  • Dannyo

    Jul 30, 2012 at 9:23 PM

    Comment #1

    There is this former agent fella, who’s always ranting on about Allardyce, West Ham owner, etc etc, that they’re all croocked.
    Maybe there’s something in it? Cause West Ham certainly don’t have this kind of money…do they?

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  • pardew no 1

    Jul 30, 2012 at 9:23 PM

    Comment #2

    he will get loads of goals for them if true hoofball FTW 😉

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  • davybtoon

    Jul 30, 2012 at 9:24 PM

    Comment #3

    Carroll is not goin to west ham

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  • RobertNufc25

    Jul 30, 2012 at 9:24 PM

    Comment #4

    He’s just not worth that kind of money.

    Just because Liverpool got ripped off,they think they can rip everybody else off lol
    No thanks!

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Jul 30, 2012 at 9:25 PM

    Comment #5

    Hope its true. He deserves to be a starter and he can hang out with Nolan again. Now lets go and get Remy

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  • RobertNufc25

    Jul 30, 2012 at 9:27 PM

    Comment #6

    Nolan and Carroll and fat Sam all have the same agent.

    Mark Curtis he’s called & he’s meant to be a right crook by all accounts lol

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 30, 2012 at 9:30 PM

    Comment #7

    was really chuffed until i saw whu deny it. We need to dodge this bullet. It says everything that fat sam is the only one with a firm offer to play his crap non football.

    if senegal don’t qualify for the ACON we can just keep rotating ba and cisse, have shola as an impact sub and introduce campbell slowly, while also trying to tie up that french triallist who scored 2 goals.

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  • Lee Dodd

    Jul 30, 2012 at 9:35 PM

    Comment #8

    He Doesn’t want to Go There !!! Its probably liverpool trying to force Mike Ashleys Hand !!! Either Cough Up of We buy Elseware !!! At that sort of Money We can Buy Better !!!

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  • davybtoon

    Jul 30, 2012 at 9:35 PM

    Comment #9

    Carroll said he will only join team in Europe so that’s west ham out the running
    I hope we get remy

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Jul 30, 2012 at 9:38 PM

    Comment #10

    If we do sign Carroll (mistake btw) it will be in January or next summer after sitting on the bench for another year

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  • dmac

    Jul 30, 2012 at 9:39 PM

    Comment #11

    We really dont need to sign Carroll so we wont spend that much. For the right amount i can see us bringing him in but we wont over spend.

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  • WWYCD

    Jul 30, 2012 at 9:39 PM

    Comment #12

    Dannyo
    They will have a decent wedge in that club am sure and the 17mill will be paid next summer (and possibly over a period of time)

    Dont think its as dark and evil as a grumpy agent who was ditched would have u believe 😉

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  • RobertNufc25

    Jul 30, 2012 at 9:41 PM

    Comment #13

    82k a week he’s on at Liverpool apparently.

    Thats just crazy like.

    I wonder how much Adam & Henderson are on lol ?

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  • RobertNufc25

    Jul 30, 2012 at 9:43 PM

    Comment #14

    I love reading that Peter Harrisons rants about Fat Sam & Arry haha

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jul 30, 2012 at 9:43 PM

    Comment #15

    Let him go to West Ham! FFS I am so tired of Carroll and Debuchy I want it over with. We need pace upfront Carroll now would be a waste of money imho. We should better spend it on Guidetti, Remy or Gameiro. Carroll can be bought cheaper in the future we will always be a soft spot for him so let’s use that to our advantage in the future when he’s on the cheap. If he ain’t cheap in the future then he must have been successful and we could get him back on form. On Debuchy I am growing increasing tired of all the waiting-get it done already!

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  • Nick 69

    Jul 30, 2012 at 9:44 PM

    Comment #16

    I wouldnt look too much into Carroll saying he’ll only go to a team in Europe, he also said he wasnt going to leave the Toon, and look what happened.

    I wouldnt mind him back at the right price, but £19mill definitely isnt the right price considering players like Remy, Gameiro, and other better, faster forwards will be available for less.

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  • markp

    Jul 30, 2012 at 9:46 PM

    Comment #17

    @davybtoon

    enrique said he wanted to play in the champions league….

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  • Dannyo

    Jul 30, 2012 at 9:46 PM

    Comment #18

    @WWYCD
    I just don’t see how people cannot learn?
    They all try to act like City and Chelsea, but they’re really not, and if it all goes to shits, u’re left with a massive, massive hole in the wallet, u need to burn bridges to save your own ass, u get, genereally, poor managers cause they’ll take low wages to “get back in the game”.

    If QPR doesn’t keep their head above water next season, and go down. Oh dear me, it’ll be a complete and utter disaster for them.
    Same goes for WH if they’re gonna keep throwing this kind of money about.
    I think Reading will be a force tho, they’re doing smart moves, gotten some good players that’ll help them establish for low fees.

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  • Dp_thegeordie

    Jul 30, 2012 at 9:46 PM

    Comment #19

    RobertNufc25:

    Charles Graham Adam – 60k per week. 240k per month.

    Jordan Brian Henderson – 70k per week. 280k per month.

    Insane, literally insane.

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  • Benton Toon Exile

    Jul 30, 2012 at 9:47 PM

    Comment #20

    He is on no where near £75K?? £55k I was told.
    West ham will need to pay the fee over 3 years
    Liverpool still owe Newcastle money
    There is a selling on clause
    There is wiping your nose but this would be an arterial nose bleed!
    I still expect him to return to Newcastle.

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  • cla5hb0y68

    Jul 30, 2012 at 9:48 PM

    Comment #21

    “However the Hammers and Carroll’s agent Mark Curtis (who also represents Kevin Nolan and Sam Allardyce) issued a denial that any such deal had been agreed”.
    nufc.com

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Jul 30, 2012 at 9:50 PM

    Comment #22

    I want Cheryl Cole to sit on my face but it’ll never happen 🙂 . Always remember “beggars can’t be choosers”

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  • Beattie25

    Jul 30, 2012 at 9:52 PM

    Comment #23

    Tonight is the night I have officially given up on the transfer window.

    Usually it’s a laugh, this time it is just horrendous. I am totally fed up with it and we can’t even begin to look forward to the new season whilst these supposed deals hang over our heads like a cloud of shit.

    From this day on I am not going to talk about football until football begins.

    So it’s all going to be utter randomness from me for a few weeks,

    Grey oranges

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  • RobertNufc25

    Jul 30, 2012 at 9:52 PM

    Comment #24

    Benton

    I’ve seen load of people saying he’s ön over 80k a week like.

    Could be wrong,ya never know.

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  • HullMag6

    Jul 30, 2012 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #25

    If the clause is true 20m = 15m. Worth it, I think so he stays 10 years thats 1.5m a season. I am not the only one reminding the AC neggars that he was not all about hoofball, although he can provide that option if required. He can run at and boss opposition defenses and can play on the ground. Although cisse and Ba are technically superior they play around defenses whilst AC mixes it he could make JT his bitch and any other cb with his physicality whereas Ba and cisse can’t. I still say Mike should do the deal.

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  • WWYCD

    Jul 30, 2012 at 9:57 PM

    Comment #26

    Dannyo
    Are u forgetting the almost blank cheque BT have dropped on the floor for all PL teams Sky also upped the money they offer in order to show games

    I dont think any team that can remain in the PL on a consistant basis will be struggling for money for a while

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  • RobertNufc25

    Jul 30, 2012 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #27

    I still refuse to believe there’s a sell on clause like lol

    If it’s true it must be one of the worst transfer deals in history.

    30 million up front too?

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  • Dannyo

    Jul 30, 2012 at 9:59 PM

    Comment #28

    Listen, if AP and crew wants AC back, and brings him back, i’ll support him and cheer him as i do any other player.
    I just don’t understand why people want him back.

    He’s a weekend drunk, who punched the lights out of our Mr. Newcastle (Saylor), he himself, according to AP, said he wanted to go to Liverpool, he feckin dove infront of Krul to try and grab a pen.

    He was good when he played, but he acts like a baby, all hurt and full of self pity.

    I dislike him, i think it’d cause a stir in the dressingroom if he came back, and there are atleast 15 players out there as good as him or better for a cheaper price.

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  • gfp13

    Jul 30, 2012 at 10:03 PM

    Comment #29

    For 19mil there is a lot better options. Carroll was great for us and could be great again if he returned but at 19mil we could get remy(12) and debuchy (7) which I’m pretty sure 99% or more people would prefer. People being those that count (Newcastle fans)

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Jul 30, 2012 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #30

    @ Beattie

    Dont give up man, you might miss a suprise signing . I remember being on the blog when Cisse turned up for a medical, it was better than sex

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  • Dannyo

    Jul 30, 2012 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #31

    @WWYCD
    Ye, the Sky money was a bit of a shock, it was expect to drop or stay put.
    When i wrote about clubs struggling financially, i talked about the clubs not able to beat the drop, didn’t i?
    Imagine WH and QPR going down after spending such huge ammount of money, as they apparently currently are.

    It’s a shame they can’t learn. The pressure of immidiate success in football is so immense, very few clubs take their time to build towards success. Most just instantly shoot for the stars, and most fail miserably too.

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  • Dannyo

    Jul 30, 2012 at 10:06 PM

    Comment #32

    Oh crud, my comment before nr 30 went to moderation.
    Oh well 😛 It wasn’t that foul mouthed, lol.

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  • magpiebop

    Jul 30, 2012 at 10:09 PM

    Comment #33

    Del boy said it was 35m up front plus 10grand interest for late payment!

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  • Beattie25

    Jul 30, 2012 at 10:09 PM

    Comment #34

    Big Pappa

    I’m not leaving the blog, I’m just refusing to talk about transfers until they happen.

    I remember the Cisse day.

    We were all so horny back then, now we’ve grown tired and I’m struggling to get hard even for Cabaye.

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  • Dannyo

    Jul 30, 2012 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #35

    @Beattie
    Well, we had photos of Cisse back then mate.
    Get us some photos. 😉

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  • lukes26

    Jul 30, 2012 at 10:14 PM

    Comment #36

    So basically this is a loan deal for half his wages. There is no way West Ham will purchase him for 17 million unless he scores 15 + goals.

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  • RobertNufc25

    Jul 30, 2012 at 10:14 PM

    Comment #37

    Im sure West Ham fans will enjoy fat Sams sexy football next year.Haha

    Especially when they’re getting chinned at home. 😉

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  • shamsoftabriz

    Jul 30, 2012 at 10:15 PM

    Comment #38

    1. Fans of quality football just let out a huge sigh of relief.

    2. West Ham gets a player that will help keep them up, but who will prevent them from ever rising any higher than mid-table because of his limited ceiling.

    3. Newcastle has egg on their face for ever DREAMING of paying 18 million for Andy “Brick Feet” Carroll and refusing to budge from 12 million for Luuk “I’m the next Dutch Superstar” De Jong.

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  • Robby Bobson

    Jul 30, 2012 at 10:15 PM

    Comment #39

    The guy who talks about the transfers on SSN just said that Ruban.Kuzan will activate Ba’s release clause.tomorrow…..but said Ba’s camp.said.he wants to.stay, but you never know money talks

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Jul 30, 2012 at 10:15 PM

    Comment #40

    @ Beattie

    Not even for Cabaye, now thats a serious condition you have there like. No person male or female can resist the subtle French charm of the Dreamboat. But fear not I’m sure when Dreamboat 2 arrives on wednesday night you will be cured 🙂

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