The People reported yesterday that Newcastle will go in with one last final offer to bring Geordie striker Andy Carroll back to Newcastle this week.
Andy Carroll – may not get his wish to return to Newcastle
Carroll cost Liverpool a massive £35M in January of 2011, and he has never quite settled on Merseyside, and certainly the Liverpool club have never played to his strengths, either under former manager Kenny Dalglish, or current manager Brendan Rodgers.
Andy has been on the bench in Liverpool’s first two games of the season, coming on as a very late substitute in both games, but he will not be a starter at the club this season.
Newcastle have already bid £13M to take Andy back home for a one year loan deal with the chance of signing him permanently, but Liverpool want at least £20M.
And Liverpool manager may have opened the door a little bit when he had this to say to the People:
“I can’t sit here and say anyone will definitely be here because you know the way football works.”
But then the People report goes into neverland, when they suggest Newcastle will increase their bid to £17M this week for big Andy, but we just don’t think Newcastle will do that, and the club could do better things with £17M.
I mean after all, that’s just over half of what Liverpool paid Newcastle for him – so obviously – he’s not worth that much.
Newcastle could possibly go in for Carroll this week, but they’ll not raise their fee too much, and will hope that Liverpool see the error of their ways, when they want to keep a top striker at the club, when he’s not part of their new future plans under Rodgers.
And Andy remains a favorite with the Anfield crowd, who welcomed him into the game yesterday against Manchester City, and he’s always been a popular lad in the dressing room.
It’s well known that Andy is very keen to return to Newcastle, and he’d probably walk across the Pennines to return home, but he may not get that chance, if Liverpool keep asking for such a high fee for the Geordie lad.
Getting Andy back would certainly give Newcastle a fresh option up front, because he offers something different to current Senegal strikers Demba Ba and Papiss Cisse.
We wonder what the chances are of Newcastle getting Debuchy, Carroll and Douglas through the door this week?
To be continued.
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