News today that loan player Andy Carroll may be sent back to Liverpool by West Ham, as the London club think his massive £80K/week wages could be better spent on other players to strengthen their squad for the rest of the season.
Andy Carroll – coming home?
Andy always had little niggles with injuries at Newcastle, but he has played just nine times with one goal at Tottenham for West Ham this season, and he he is currently out injured and with the England international’s injury problems the Hammers believe the wage commitment could be better spent on other players.
Liverpool are said to have a recall option in January, and it works both ways with West Ham also being able to send Carroll back next month.
Carroll has a knee injury at the moment and will be out another few weeks, and he hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons earlier this month following an altercation with a photographer during West Ham’s Christmas party held in Dublin, Ireland.
Newcastle are short of strikers, and Alan Pardew is a big admirer of the 23 year-old, so if Newcastle could get the lad on loan for the rest of the season, that could be a big boost for Newcastle, and a huge boost for the local lad.
There are big question marks over Demba Ba’s future at Newcastle, with the Senegal man likely to walk out of the club next month if he gets a suitable offer, and the other club are willing to pay the £7M release clause in his contract, and Shola Ameobi could be off to the African Cup of Nations next month too.
Newcastle could be in a decent negotiating position too, with other clubs unlikely to want to take a risk on the big lad.
It’s certainly plausible for Newcastle to want to bring Andy back on loan, and in the summer, owner Mike Ashley seemed very keen to bring the £35M striker back to Tyneside.
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