Tottenham Move For Former Newcastle Striker?


There’s news this morning that Tottenham may be interested in taking Andy Carroll to White Hart Lane in January, and we know Spurs manager Andre Villas-Boas wants more attacking options for the London side,  who are currently placed 6th in the league.

Andy Carroll – on loan at West Ham – Spurs interested?

Andy Carroll is currently on a season long loan deal at West Ham, and there is an option to buy the former Newcastle striker for £17M in the summer, but that’s just way too much for Newcastle of course  and Andy isn’t worth that much either, and he still has to open his goals account at West Ham United.

Andy wasn’t worth £35M when Mike Ashley sold him to Liverpool in an all cash deal in January of last year, when Liverpool were daft enough to pay that amount.

And we don’t know whether the terms of the loan deal will allow Carroll to be permanently be transferred in January, rather than at the end of the season.

But this would seem an odd move for Tottenham to make, and we’d be very surprised if the Gateshead-born player moves anywhere before next summer.

And unless Andy starts banging in some of those goals, even West Ham may balk at paying so much money for a player who doesn’t score many goals these days, although he did well at Newcastle,  with 33 goals in 91 appearances for his home town club.

Andy is yet another example of players not doing well once they leave Newcastle.

What do you think?

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9 comments so far

  • Graeme

    Nov 6, 2012 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #1

    I wish him well. Cant see anyway we would sign him, so not really of any interest.

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  • BigKirky

    Nov 6, 2012 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #2

    The more I see the tactics we generally play, if he was to come back I think he’d suit the style perfectly. Holding up the ball and once Fergie starts, he’ll be able to get on the end of quality crosses. Thing is with Carroll, just cross quality balls into the box all day long and he’ll get goals.

    Of course, he may never come back.

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  • geordie157

    Nov 6, 2012 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #3

    Have to agree, he’d probably form a decent partnership with Cisse or ba too.

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  • rainrix

    Nov 6, 2012 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #4

    Slow news day ed? Ah well at least we play in 2 days 🙂

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  • geordie157

    Nov 6, 2012 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #5

    If players are fit, then next prem go 433. Krul, simo, wilo, saylor, santon, cabaye, bigi, Anita, Ben arfa, ba, Sammy.

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  • marsbar

    Nov 6, 2012 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #6

    It’s not possible for him to be signed by Spuds in January as he has played for 2 teams in the league (Liverpool and WHU) this season. Unless a dispensation is given which is hardly likely

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  • ArtyH

    Nov 6, 2012 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #7

    Andy was great while at the toon. He was a local lad doing good, his heed exploded and he thought he was worth much more than he actually was, like many more footballers.
    IMHO he will only be good for the toon and be an above average player but not great. If he came back to us for say £5/6m he would be a good foil or Ba or Cisse to replace an ageing and less mobile Shola, might even get a sniff of an England cap if he does it in the next year or two.

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  • nimo

    Nov 6, 2012 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #8

    think he prob worth 15mil .. can’t see Liverpool selling t us whatever now anyway seen as thou we we well and truly had there pants down @ 35

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  • numba9

    Nov 6, 2012 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #9

    We need to drop cisse make him hungry again . It is said that arsenal put finances before trophys and I believe we have put it before progress . Withprogress comes money and winning becomes a habit . We clearly should have spent in summer . Stand stil u slide away

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