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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