We knew as soon as Brendan Rodgers was appointed the Liverpool manager in the summer, that any future for Andy Carroll at Liverpool was over, and sure enough on the last day of the summer transfer window, Andy was loaned out to West Ham United for the season.
Andy Carroll – at Liverpool – has 35M fee hanging over him
Sir Alex Ferguson has chimed in about the move, and about Andy – since Manchester United play West Ham on Wednesday night at Old Trafford, and he thinks the move was a little reckless by then Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish, who signed big Andy for £35M on the last day of the January transfer window last year.
This is what Ferguson had to say today about the Geordie striker:
“I think it’s up to the boy to improve himself.” “He had only played something like a dozen games for Newcastle and had to deal with a £35M transfer to a club like Liverpool. I think that was quite a big jump for him.”
“I would certainly not be signing a player for that kind of money.” “We have gambled with young players in the past. Maybe a couple of million.”
“But when you get to that level of £35M, you really need to do more homework and see how he is in the second season for the club he is playing for.”
“He is a big lad and a great header of the ball. He’s an aggressive, big bugger.” “He will be a handful for defenders wherever he is – and he will be a handful for us on Wednesday.”
Andy has played 20 games for Newcastle in the 2010-2011 season when the transfer took place and he had hit 11 goals – not too bad a record – and in his Newcastle career he played 91 times and scored 33 goals, but in 8 appearances this season for West Ham he is still to score.
Newcastle will pay no more than around £12M to bring him back home, and it seems unlikely that will ever happen.
But you never know.
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