Newcastle To Increase Bid To £17M For Andy Carroll


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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643 comments so far

  • RonVanDam

    Aug 27, 2012 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #1

    I have a feeling we might get AC. Not fussed if we dont. It gives us a option to play high ball to score when our game plan isnt working

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  • Indian Magpie

    Aug 27, 2012 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #2

    Happy Birthday Romain Amalfitano

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  • RonVanDam

    Aug 27, 2012 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #3

    A fair value for AC would be 13m. He’s proven and young and few years from his prime. I would be happy if we got 2 backs this window and a striker

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  • superkrul

    Aug 27, 2012 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #4

    We could of done with him vs chelski coz balls in the box we won nothing and defenders hoofing it up top and it came strait back and the plus side is he’s a Geordie and wants to play for the toon not for money get him here !

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Aug 27, 2012 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #5

    It would really be a surprise if this was true – cannot see that happen.

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  • pbNcl

    Aug 27, 2012 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #6

    Ed’s on fire again!

    Like already said many times. If big mike stutters at giving an extra 1m for the debuchy deal NO WAY is he gonna break the bank for carroll. No doubt pardew would take andy back and no doubt would he score goals but as for the team balance I’d rather get debz in

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  • putra_hayzad

    Aug 27, 2012 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #7

    You got to be kidding me , wow ash you surprise me

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  • pbNcl

    Aug 27, 2012 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #8

    Happy Birthday Romain whooooooooo

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 27, 2012 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #9

    No chance not at this price regardless of how much we sold him for, that should have no bearing on what hes worth which based on his time at liverpool is at tops £10mil

    Beattie
    Agree with your last post about anita, the lad is getting some very harsh critism saturday, ppl seemed to forget he’d only been with the squad for like 8 days and in that time has already played in 3 games, 2 of them for a full 90 mins within 48 hours and with 2 completly different starting 11?s around him

    Players take time to settle, look at giroud,podolski and caIzorla they have hardly hit the ground running, same with chelski its only hazard who has come in on top form but when you spend £32 mil on a player you expect them to!!

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Aug 27, 2012 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #10

    The chances of us signing another midfielder went out the door as soon as we signed Anita. We have plenty of cover for midfield (not world class but promosing youngsters) and I reckon we will se maybe one more signing that will most probably be a defender, hopefully Debuchy. On the striker front I reckon it will be left till January and be dependant on the ACON. We all know big Mike likes a gamble, lets just hope it pays off and no-one gets injured

    And on Andy Carroll, No thankyou. We could get Debuchy and a small nippy striker like Gaimero for the price Liverpool want to sell Judas for

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  • Indian Magpie

    Aug 27, 2012 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #11

    Bring back Jason Prior

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  • toon_asprilla2012

    Aug 27, 2012 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #12

    Get him in we need him. We need diff styles upfront. We becoming to 1 dimensional. Cisse n ba wicked players but like ed said Carrol offers a diff threat ie long balls, hold up ball, connect midfield to strike, headers in box and a RIFLE left foot outside the box BANG

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  • Beattie25

    Aug 27, 2012 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #13

    Re post

    Does anybody else think wingers cannot really be a part of a successful team?!

    It was Mourinho who kind of started this 4-3-3 thing but before that everyone had wingers apart from a few including Brazil (94-2002), France (98), AC Milan (late 90?s early 2000?s) Ajax (90?s), Real Madrid (early to mid 2000?s) and the legacy of these teams is seen in the Barca team of today.

    Control the game and win the game. There is no need for wingers if you have the correct full backs available and a lot of midfielders acting as a creative wall.

    That would be the best way forward in the PL. It’s so different to anything on the English game that I’d guarantee we’d be near the top if we pulled it off.

    4-3-3 with played like Hazard would fail against a 4-3-1-1-1. He would have no room whatsoever.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Aug 27, 2012 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #14

    Beattie

    Wingers are still important. Last season pep guardiola did an interview where he said that he felt Barcelona had stopped using wingers and teams managed to crowd them out in the centre.

    He wanted to get wingers back into the side so got pedro and sanchez to play wider roles.

    It gave more room in the middle for messi, iniesta, xavi and fabregas to do their thing.

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  • pbNcl

    Aug 27, 2012 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #15

    Hey with all this talk of bringing people back…
    Is micky owen still on a free??? (Snigger)

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  • dmac

    Aug 27, 2012 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #16

    @beattie Barca play a variation of 4 3 3 and usually play sanchez,pedro,affellay and villa etc in a wingers position.

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  • oldbobaycliffe

    Aug 27, 2012 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #17

    if andy carroll comes back home it will be to sit on the bench and 17million is a lot to pay for someone to do that.

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  • Indian Magpie

    Aug 27, 2012 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #18

    Who needs wingers when u have

    Dani Alves
    Jordi alba

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  • Szarka

    Aug 27, 2012 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #19

    13, not a penny more.
    Need an Rb, 3th choice CD and a young, but proven striker, all of them cant be more then 20 mill together.
    Debuchy 6 mill. , Douglas for 4,5 mill. , so we have 9,5 for a striker. Caroll could be a bit more but not higher then our 13 bid. And hes not even the best option.

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  • pieceofpapiss

    Aug 27, 2012 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #20

    Why does everyone think that playing AC means long ball?!? He’s got one of the best left foots in the league and can pass and move like the best. £17m would still mean a profit of £18m. Bargain if you ask me.

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  • pieceofpapiss

    Aug 27, 2012 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #21

    Why does everyone think that playing AC means long ball?!? He’s got one of the best left foots in the league and can pass and move like the best.

    £17m would still mean a profit of £18m. Bargain if you ask me.

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  • Lee Dodd

    Aug 27, 2012 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #22

    I think we may Get a defender this week. Owen will head to stoke’ Carroll to Head for His Armchair at Anfield !!!! I think it all depends on what we do on Thursday Night if we Qualify then its mass signatures on friday morning if not we don’t get anyone !!!

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Aug 27, 2012 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #23

    Why can we not just say

    “We are not selling any players in the final eek of the transfer window.”

    We don’t need the money. It’s getting tiring, Pardew repeating himself over and over.

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  • nico

    Aug 27, 2012 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #24

    I think we will sign AC. He would fit very well. He is a good player and holds the ball up well. He is also very dangerous from set pieces.
    Problem we have at the moment from attacking set pieces is we only have one plan / target. Other teams see this and mark e.g. Saylot or Williamson with 2/’3 players. Hoy Carrol in there and they have a problem.

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Aug 27, 2012 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #25

    It’s a waste of money. I’d have him back for £10m. We can sign Debuchy, Douglas and Remy for £19m.

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  • Indian Magpie

    Aug 27, 2012 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #26

    TDS

    May b pardew knows something that u and I dont

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  • Munster Mag

    Aug 27, 2012 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #27

    I’m a bit intrigued by our attempts to sign Carroll. Overall I like him, but one has to assume that Pardew is not as wedded to the type of fluent football that people on this site want, or expect. Carroll just doesnt have the skillset to play in the way Ba does. I wonder how he would link up with Cisse – surely not as well as ba would, and we already have issues with playing 2 strikers ….

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  • Munster Mag

    Aug 27, 2012 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #28

    Keta , are u mad ? No way would we getb them for that much. I cant see us going for carroll unless its a stonking deal.

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  • dmac

    Aug 27, 2012 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #29

    That statement right there Kets is why you get so much stick

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  • Indian Magpie

    Aug 27, 2012 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #30

    AC,

    Played very well against us at SJP shd have scored, ignoring the dive,

    he can play well, in addition, with a lack of a striker ba and cisse might just get complacent

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  • Szarka

    Aug 27, 2012 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #31

    Pieceofpappis: He worth 10-13, not much more. Hes good at heading, but not a good passer, nor creative to play combinateve football. He has other good qualities, but far away tu be the best striker in the EPL.

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  • mot7

    Aug 27, 2012 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #32

    would we even consider him if he wasnt a geordie . it might sound daft in our present financial situation but i would be realy pissed off if we spent 17m on him .that could be spent in better ways . cant belive i would complain if ashley spent 17m on one player but when that player is worth no more than 10 m in my opinion even that is a bit overpriced for what he is a very average player who on a good day can be a handfull

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  • nico

    Aug 27, 2012 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #33

    Munster Mag

    Rarely have Ba and Cisse linked well when both playing up front together. One of them with AC would work much better

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  • Ben3arfa

    Aug 27, 2012 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #34

    with 17m we could buy a much better striker(s)

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  • Toon73

    Aug 27, 2012 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #35

    Wake up Kets you’re living in a fantasy land throwing those figures around.

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Aug 27, 2012 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #36

    Carroll would be perfect for stoke. Imagine him and Crouch upfront 🙂

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  • Transfer Sage

    Aug 27, 2012 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #37

    Carroll is better than he gets credit for.

    Watch his goal for Liverpool in the cup final.

    He has good close control and is decisive.

    The problem is when he is on the pitch people always go long.

    If other players around him took more responsibility he wouldn’t look as one dimensional as he does sometimes.

    He is by no means as technical as some players but cisse isn’t technical. He has a good finish but his touches and passin isn’t great.

    In reality some people think we are barca or madrid. If we can use Carroll properly he would be a good player for us.

    If getting him means we play everything long then it’s a waste.

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  • Kebabacus

    Aug 27, 2012 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #38

    Perfect Ashley deal: 50% off!

    Would love it to happen, those who don’t want him back have very short memories. He was awesome for us.

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  • pbNcl

    Aug 27, 2012 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #39

    I never looked at it that way Lee Dodd, maybe us qualifying on thurs will throw a bit of momentum at our incomings!

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  • thebionicMAG

    Aug 27, 2012 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #40

    I agree with Kets. People in the past have said things like “If Andy Carroll is worth 35 million then X, Y and Z must be worth”…etc etc

    The point is Andy Carroll was never EVER worth 35 million in the first place, nor is he worth 17.
    If Pards and Carr want him back then I guess we have to trust them but for 17 Million? No way! Lets be real, it was Liverpool who panicked and over spent, why should we do the same even at 17?

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