Andy Carroll Not Coming Back – Magpies After Younger Player


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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17 comments so far

  • ~Anita One Bites the Dust~

    Aug 26, 2012 at 4:22 AM

    Comment #1

    Guidetti from city. Come on!

    Went to bed after the game.. timezone’s etc.
    have people started blaming Simpson for the two goals? even though he was not at fault for either of them>

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  • gonz

    Aug 26, 2012 at 4:22 AM

    Comment #2

    Only 2 players we need and that’s Debuchy and Remy! In order to keep Cabaye we need to sign Debuchy, plus he’s better than Simpson at everything. Remy would be the perfect forward that we need on the left.

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  • ~Anita One Bites the Dust~

    Aug 26, 2012 at 4:28 AM

    Comment #3

    Gonz. please explain how Debuchy coming will prevent Cabaye from leaving.

    If that was the case, Cabaye would have never left Lille in the first place, as Debuchy was there. They are not attached at the hip, they are not a couple.

    The key to keeping players is to show ambition. Not sign their BFF.

    All this talk about “Debuchy must come, otherwise we lose Cabaye” is just a bunch of nonsense.

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  • ~Anita One Bites the Dust~

    Aug 26, 2012 at 4:30 AM

    Comment #4

    If we signed a FB that wasn’t debuchy, but just as good if not better. It would have the same effect, as it shows ambition.

    Cabaye’s not going to go to Pardew, submit a Transfer request, because one of his buddies wasn’t brought into the club.

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  • gonz

    Aug 26, 2012 at 4:31 AM

    Comment #5

    When did I say we’ll lose Cabaye if we DON’T sign Debuchy?

    Don’t think I did…My point being is that by signing Debuchy it is showing what you call ambition. He’s far superior of a right back than Simpson. Both aren’t so great at tracking back, but at least Debuchy can pass/cross the ball. Plus, with signing his BFF he’ll be much happier at NUFC and therefore wouldn’t be looking to leave in the near future. Don’t mince my words mate.

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  • ~Anita One Bites the Dust~

    Aug 26, 2012 at 4:31 AM

    Comment #6

    Cabaye is best buds with Hazard. We didn’t sign Hazard. Does that mean he is going to leave?. No.

    Its exactly the same with Debuchy.

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  • ~Anita One Bites the Dust~

    Aug 26, 2012 at 4:32 AM

    Comment #7

    “In order to keep Cabaye we need to sign Debuchy”

    The key word. “Need”.

    We don’t need to Sign Debuchy. We need to sign a FB. Any FB that is an improvement to what we have now. It DOESN’T have to be Debuchy.

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  • lukes26

    Aug 26, 2012 at 4:34 AM

    Comment #8

    Maybe… but Pardew is a filthy filthy liar though.

    could be trying to make liverpool a bit more desperate, since there is little to no competition for his services.

    Liverpool’s owners just got done selling a number of their American Baseball players, relieving around 150 million of contract obligations. Accepting a loss of 20-25 million wouldn’t seem as bad in comparison.

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  • gonz

    Aug 26, 2012 at 4:34 AM

    Comment #9

    I haven’t got a problem signing a FB just as good as Debuchy, but the fact is we have a lot of French players in our squad, by signing another one won’t hurt things, he’s the current Les Blues number one choice FB, and he’s best mates with Cabaye. Sounds like the perfect signing to me. Plus, it’s all ready been documented that we’ve bid for him.

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  • ~Anita One Bites the Dust~

    Aug 26, 2012 at 4:35 AM

    Comment #10

    ” Plus, with signing his BFF he’ll be much happier at NUFC and therefore wouldn’t be looking to leave in the near futur”

    If a club, can meet his ambitions. He will leave. Regardless of whether or not we have Debuchy,

    As proven by the fact that he left Lille. Newcastle offered him the chance to play in a more competitive league. If a club like City, Barca, Real Madrid etc Came after him, do you honestly think Debuchy is going to be that big an influence on his decision?. No, he isn’t going to be.

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  • gonz

    Aug 26, 2012 at 4:39 AM

    Comment #11

    Anita,

    you obviously need it spelling out to you mate, and I can’t be bothered trying to explain it to you. Just relax and stop trying to start a debate. Debuchy is the fb we are after (period)

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  • ash1001

    Aug 26, 2012 at 6:44 AM

    Comment #12

    Thank AP has been told what you have is your lot, get on with it. getting a bit of fed up with some of his comments now.
    Hell, AC is only 23, we saw last week that the young ones as he put it are way way short of PL abitlity if we want to try and move forward from last years brilliant showing.

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  • stuart no9

    Aug 26, 2012 at 7:12 AM

    Comment #13

    AP– “unlikely AC returning” probably means , coming last day of window.as for big teams coming in for our players, i hope yesterdays showing proved, to sell any of our players would be suicidal if we are taking this league seriously .

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  • Premiership Manager

    Aug 26, 2012 at 7:22 AM

    Comment #14

    Gonz.

    I’m not sure that Debuchy is a better defender than Simpson and if I was bluntly honest I would say that Santon despite his technical ability is our weakest link in defence.

    Unfortunately too many people jumped on the Simpson band waggon but when you break his game down he is a good solid defender who is starting to come into his own in what is a very good defence.

    If we do buy a defender Sakho is the player we go for as he is as acomplished at LB as he is at CB and he is a level above Debuchy who can he weak defensively but good going forward. That said now that we have Anita I would play Guterez at LB as that is his natural position for Argentina.

    Cabaye looked out of sorts yesterday, definitely not match fit and it may also be due to Arsenals interest. If he goes Anita and Amalfitano will need to step up their games.

    If we do buy a striker Gudetti would be good however given Chelseas strikeforce I’d be sorely tempted to put a cheeky bid in for Sturridge who can also play as a winger.

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  • Sav

    Aug 26, 2012 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #15

    Is ‘younger’ a euphemism for ‘cheaper’ nowadays? Because last time I checked, AC was just in his early 20s – at least 5 years younger than Cisse or Ba. Pards is posturing and playing hardball. Its out of his hands completely anyway and is all about the price. Carroll will be back if ‘pool accept a big enough loss and after turned Carroll’s head with stupid wages, whoever takes him on now is going to have to hammer out a hard bargain to make him a worthwhile proposition.

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  • rwpoynter

    Aug 26, 2012 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #16

    Torres will start to perform now that Drogba has left Chelsea, who are a class act. It would seem we did not disgrace ourselves yesterday and if Cisse was not sharp it is hardly surprising as he played in 90F on Thursday night in Athens. The negative thinking on this blog is unbelievable. There are several players acclimatising to a new club in a new season. In Amalfitano, Bigirimana and Anita we have quality signings and they will take time to settle in. We have good young players coming up from the reserves. The trophy signing era has gone and rightly so. I am right behind Mike Ashley’s policy until he sells Cabaye , Ben Arfa or Tiote for whatever price. Running a Premier League Club is only profitable when you have won a few trophies and even then it may not be if you have spent wildly. I still think Mike Ashley’s policies may prove right in the long term. Don’t let me down Mike. And Jimmiemagpie, please bring back your informed comment to this blog.

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Aug 26, 2012 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #17

    Good No Carroll ‘ Judas’ Back! Now please turn the page.

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