West Ham’s Uncertainty On Andy Carroll Good For Newcastle

West Ham took Andy Carroll on loan for the season from Liverpool,  and part of the loan deal was that they would pay Andy’s wages for the year, which are around £4M if reports are to be believed, but whether they will pay out the £17M that Liverpool want for Andy at the end of the season to make the move permanent is debatable.

Andy Carroll – in action on Sunday at St. James’ Park

Andy Carroll has made 7 appearances overall this season for the Hammers, and six of those have been starts, and he is still to score at West Ham, and even when he was straight through on Tim Krul after around 74 minutes on Sunday afternoon, he couldn’t score,  as Tim Krul made a great save.

Strikers are supposed to score goals, although Andy makes a lot of chances with his aerial prowess.

At the moment it’s hardly surprising that the hierarchy at West Ham are unsure whether Andy would be a good buy at the end of the season for £17M, and an insider at West Ham had this to say about Andy:

“We have gone the extra mile this season but Andy has yet to score a goal for us in seven games. It’s a very big deal as the figures and things need to be thought through very carefully.”

“Nobody is saying the deal won’t happen but it’s certainly not a certainty. Everything has to be 100 percent right and for that sort of money we’d probably be looking at a 25 goal a season striker.”

Newcastle will not pay out £17M to get their local striker back – but if the price goes down and gets nearer £10M for example, then Newcastle would be in with chance, and if Newcastle could do a deal with Liverpool to get Andy back – Carroll would just love to return to Tyneside.

If the news is to be believed Newcastle bid around £13M for Andy in the summer, and that included a season long loan deal, but of course Liverpool will be a little wary of doing any deal with Newcastle for Carroll, after they paid out a ridiculous £35M in cool cash for him almost two years ago.

But if Andy doesn’t start banging those goals in for West Ham this season, it could be an interesting situation in the summer, and there’s no doubt that Newcastle manager Alan Pardew would just love to have him back at Newcastle.

Things could get interesting as the season goes on.

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12 comments so far

  • Indian Magpie

    Nov 13, 2012 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #1

    HAPPY DIWALI to all the MAGS and to everyone. To Mr Harrison Too.

  • jordong12

    Nov 13, 2012 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #2

    Dont need carroll! Doesnt score the goals! For me id ratha have a person whos gonna bang them in !! Someone like suarez who doesnt dive as much ! Howay the lads!!!

  • Indian Magpie

    Nov 13, 2012 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #3

    First, So nothing has changed :LOL:

  • Conaldo (The Wizard)

    Nov 13, 2012 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #4

    Welcome back Indian. Happy Diwali

  • jawballsaswallwell

    Nov 13, 2012 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #5

    I think he thrives in the passionate, adrenaline fuelled atmosphere of his hometown club, and that translates into goals, many of them great, and at times unplayable, spine tingling moments. I’m not sure if he’d make us a better team, but I’d love to have him back in toon regardless.

  • Rotonda heights

    Nov 13, 2012 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #6

    How the hell is that good for us !!!!!!!

    We play more long balls than Stoke so I know, lets go and buy Carroll who can’t score and is extremely injury prone, by-pass all our midfield ball players completely and encourage more hoof ball if that was possible just because carroll might be a bit cheaper now. Can’t believe that mentality, really can’t.

    It’ll take time but Rodgers has got it right. By comparison pardew is a dinosaur.

    Carroll was the past, Campbell will be the future. In the mean time all we have to do is NOT keep playing cisse and ba in a 442.
    I don’t think any other manager could be as stubborn or thick as pardew not to see that after a third of a season.

    Pardew is now churning out more and more excuses after every single dire performance. It’s so frustrating with all the great players we have now.

  • Transfer Sage

    Nov 13, 2012 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #7

    Would be a waste of money.

    During his time at Liverpool and west ham he has not recaptured even a small amount of goal scoring form he had for us in that half season in the pl.

    If the argument is you need to play to his strengths why would we do that when it would hinder our other two strikers and players like cabaye and Ben arfa to play that way.

    I wish andy the best of luck but we really need to play to the strengths of our current team instead of playing as if he was still here.

    For 17 million you can get a striker who would produce more. Or on our system probably 3-4 good players to take I forward

  • Doilatoon

    Nov 13, 2012 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #8

    AC would score goals for us,cos we use our wingers,looserpool don’t and West ham gives him high balls from senter,i Would take him back cos he is trouble for every defence when the balls come in from the side

  • Transfer Sage

    Nov 13, 2012 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #9

    We do not use wingers.

    Jonas on he left is primarily defensive and Ben arfa on the right wanders in field a lot.

    Carroll would basically do for us what he is doing at west ham.

  • nufc debo

    Nov 13, 2012 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #10

    I think a move for Carroll will be a move backwards, fair play to the lad he gave his all when he played for us, more a case of playing for the badge than anything else. Even if he came down to around 10m without doubt there’ll be better prospects on the continent that play a completely different game and that can come into games and cause more problems for teams than a high ball pumped into the box. One concern tho is, what happens if Ba’s release clause is activated and he goes in January where will that leave us?

  • santoon

    Nov 13, 2012 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #11

    swap carroll for cisse?

  • oldbobaycliffe

    Nov 13, 2012 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #12

    would carroll take a pay cut because the reason he left was for more money then would s,taylor want him back a broken jaw takes some forgiving.liverpool would rather give him away than sell him to us for 13million even though he isn,t worth any where near that.


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