Newcastle manager Alan Pardew says it will be very unlikely that Andy Carroll will be returning to Newcastle before the transfer window ends next Saturday.
Andy Carroll – not coming back to Newcastle
Alan Pardew was being interviewed following the Newcastle 2-0 defeat at Chelsea yesterday, and he had this to say about Andy Carroll, when asked by a reporter if the Geordie striker will be returning to Newcastle:
“I don’t think so,” “We’re talking more of a younger player who could perhaps take the club forward. We’ve taken two or three younger players this season who have done very well for us.” “It depends if the price is right and everything fits the bill.”
There are a number of younger strikers who would seem to be better value than Carroll, and one of them is Swedish striker John Guidetti of Manchester City, who we could probably get him on loan for a season with an option to buy him next summer.
The striker moved to Anfield on January 31st last year for £35M, but has found the going tough on Merseyside, and he seems to have been relegated to being a squad player at Liverpool since the new manager Brendan Rodgers.
Newcastle were willing to bid £13M to take the striker on loan this season with an option to buying him next summer, but Liverpool want £20M for him, which is still a huge £15M loss for the club, but there’s just no way Newcastle would pay that amount to bring him home.
It could be that another club will come in with that kind of money, but the truth is that Andy’s not worth that much, but you never know what may happen during these final six days of the transfer window.
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