Newcastle could very well go back in for former striker Andy Carroll on the very last day of the transfer window, much like Liverpool did back in January of last year, that eventually saw Andy leave his home town club, but only after Liverpool offered a ridiculous £35M in cash for the Gateshead born lad – and Newcastle took it.
Andy Carroll – could still arrive back on Tyneside
With the appointment of Brendan Rodgers in the summer as the new Liverpool manager, it was thought that Andy would not get much playing time at Liverpool because of the new way Liverpool will play the game, with the ball on the ground, much like Swansea City played last summer under Rodgers.
But Andy showed some good form at the end of last season, and he played well for England in the Euro 2012 tournament and scored a stunning goal in the win against Sweden, and as we’ve said before, we think Andy is as good as he ever was.
And Andy has handled the situation at Liverpool with great professionalism, and let everybody know at Liverpool that he’s willing to fight for his place, and Brendan Rodgers has been impressed with the big lad’s attitude.
But that doens’t mask the fact that Andy is unlikely to get much playing time under Rodgers, and it could well be in both Andy’s interests and Liverpool’s to let Carroll leave Anfield.
West Ham offered Andy a ridiculous £80K/week over eight years to join the London club, and £19M in total to take him for a season long loan deal, and then have the option to sign him permanently next summer, and of that £19M it was thought £2M was the loan fee for next season.
Newcastle are still interested in the big lad, and they were reported to offer around £13M for the same deal that West Ham offered Liverpool.
There has been no news recently that Newcastle are going after any striker, and we’re a little surprised the club haven’t made any attempt to get either French International Loic Remy from Marseilles or Manchester City’s young Swedish striker John Guidetti to the club.
Blackburn Rovers have just had a loan offer for John turned down by the Premier League Champions.
Newcastle could still try to get Andy on the very last day of the transfer window, and it has to be a decent possibility they could even be successful in their efforts.
But one thing is for certain, Newcastle will not offer over the odds for the local lad, who has said the only club he would join if he left Merseyside was his home town club, Newcastle.
It seems another opportunity for owner Mike Ashley to show what a really shrewd negotiator he can be, and it remains a possibility very late in this transfer window.
What do you think?
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