Magpies Interested In Andy Carroll – Should We Sign Him?


News today, which isn’t too surprising,  that Andy Carroll is a target of Newcastle in the summer, when Liverpool will try to get as much money for the striker as they possibly can – after signing the Gateshead-born striker from Newcastle for a cool £35M two years ago – almost to the day.

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Andy Carroll – at West Ham on loan

Andy’s stock has fallen a lot since then, and he’s been out injured for some months at West Ham with a knee injury, where he is on loan this season, and he has only one goal in 10 appearances for the Hammers.

Liverpool wanted around £18M for the striker last summer, but there’s no way he’s worth that much now – unless he goes on a phenomenal scoring run for the Hammers through the end of the season.

Certainly he has no future at all at Liverpool, after they signed Daniel Sturridge from Chelsea last month.

Andy has just turned 24, but whether he would be a good buy for Newcastle in the summer is debatable – even if they could get him for say £10M – because there are other more talented strikers available for around that amount on the continent.

Newcastle were even prepared to offer £12M for Andy last summer, after an initial loan back on Tyneside, but we’d be surprised if Liverpool can sell him for that much now.

Andy is on around £75K/week at Liverpool, and he wouldn’t get those wages at Newcastle – but as a local lad he may want to return to play in the black and white stripes of the club he’s supported as a boy, and of course he came through the youth ranks at Newcastle.

Should Newcastle Sign Andy Carroll For £10M?

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61 comments so far

  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Feb 2, 2013 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #1

    Yes but not for 10m

    If we nabbed him for 6 maybe 7m and wages of aeound 45k a week then I’d be happy enough to have him around the place again.

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  • ashwin say's

    Feb 2, 2013 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #2

    ———-krull—————
    —–saylor,collo,mbiwa—–
    debuchy—————-santoon
    ————cabaye————-
    –marvo—sissoko—goufran—
    ———–cisse————–

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  • Rowan Milsted

    Feb 2, 2013 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #3

    Hmm. I’m still hoping we get Pea or RVW but Carroll would offer us something else. He wouldn’t start every game so his wages would need to come way down and I wouldn’t want us to pay more than £8m for him. At that price I’d take him, reckon he could rediscover his form with us.

    But do we really want him? It’s possible.

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  • ashwin say's

    Feb 2, 2013 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #4

    we can have guidetti for loan with option to buy
    he is one hell of prospect….

    just saying

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  • Rowan Milsted

    Feb 2, 2013 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #5

    ashwin

    ‘mata,luiz,hazard,Obi Mikel and Victor Moses are absentees…’

    Really? I didn’t realise they were all out. You sure about that? Good news if you are!

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Feb 2, 2013 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #6

    Agree Ruddy, for the right price and wages I’d have him back. But certainly not as a No.1 striker which if he still feels he’s entitled to then it’s never going to happen. As a preferred option to Shola for instance.

    Anyway, hopefully catch you all later. HWTL!

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  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Feb 2, 2013 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #7

    Pardew could use him on the RW.

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  • sirtoongospel

    Feb 2, 2013 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #8

    4 of them are but I thought Rafa said Mata was fit?

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Feb 2, 2013 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #9

    A player of Carroll’s ability coming off the bench to do the job that Shola does seems like a tasty option to have doesn’t it? He’d even be able to start a game as an option if we wished to adopt a more robust approach rather than the relatively lightweight Cisse and Goofy.

    All depends on the fee and wages as I said though, can’t imagine he’d want to come back and be a rotation player though so I can’t see it happening.

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  • elpaso_geordie

    Feb 2, 2013 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #10

    There are far better strikers around for that sort of money
    however,
    Under Pardew there is always going to be some hoofball so might as well sign the best striker suited to it. Hopefully getting Carroll will mean Shola only being used twice a season against the scum……..

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  • numba9

    Feb 2, 2013 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #11

    big lad would be a good signing and is the type of player cisse would get goals off. andy is never gonna be prolific but he can help someone that can be

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  • Newguy

    Feb 2, 2013 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #12

    We are a different team now, different style of play. He would find it difficult to adjust. He hasn’t got speed or technique. He has presence and power. A fine striker, but not for us. And definitely not for that kind of money…

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  • BelfastMagpie

    Feb 2, 2013 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #13

    I’d swap him for a mars bar, packet of crisps, and a bottle of coke, if Liverpool were up for it.

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  • magpie6699

    Feb 2, 2013 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #14

    If we could get him cheaply (£7 million) then he would be a useful plan B – but I’m not sure I would always start him. He could also be a plan C – ie trying to get back to fitness after yet another injury….

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  • check the toastie

    Feb 2, 2013 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #15

    Dont mind Carroll signing, looking forward to Cisse playing right wing again, oh my god. Would like the lad to play CF for 90 minutes if that is at all possible Parsnip you f##king dope.

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  • El Sleeve

    Feb 2, 2013 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #16

    id take him back for 7 mill and wages of 35k a week. he was on 25k for 5 years so he’d just have to accept that is his standard and get on with it. maybe increase to 45k a week once he gets past 30 league goals.

    but there are better options available. RVW, PEA, Doumbia, Bony, Guidetti

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  • mindshaft

    Feb 2, 2013 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #17

    Carroll is gash – half a good season for us and nothing since, he’s become a bit of a sick note on top of being a twat
    I dont think he’d bring anything to the team other than to get us playing hoofball
    I wouldnt have him for nowt to be honest, we can get better value for money elsewhere

    If he wasnt a geordie we wouldnt even be having this discussion – move on, he fooked himself over with his greed and can barely get in the West Ham team when fit ( not often I’ll admit)

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  • papattack

    Feb 2, 2013 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #18

    id have carroll back but only so that when we bring a big man on for our plan B of hoofball its not ameobi. nothing personal, sholas been a good servant to the club, but he just doesnt do enough for me.

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  • BelfastMagpie

    Feb 2, 2013 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #19

    I would even throw in a pouch of Amber leaf rolling tobacco.

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  • veto

    Feb 2, 2013 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #20

    nah he’s going to spend more time on the bench than on a pitch during his career, one of those body that will just keep breaking down , that knee of his has already been through the mill .

    10 million .. lets grab one of the big african lads like bony

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  • JAMSHA

    Feb 2, 2013 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #21

    NOOOO….. BUT IF 5mil The Yes Plzzz

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  • ~Anita One Bites the Dust~

    Feb 2, 2013 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #22

    3.5mill. 25k Wages.

    Thats about right imo.

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  • ashwin say's

    Feb 2, 2013 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #23

    sirtoongospel
    mata had ankle injury sustained in midweek
    but if rafa is saying
    then i apologize for wrong info ..

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  • Graeme

    Feb 2, 2013 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #24

    This post is nonsense – Luckypoo agreed the permanent transfer of AC to WHU in the summer, as announced on SSN at about 10 this morning!!

    West Ham are welcome to him, he is much more in fitting with the way FSA plays the game than he is here. Andy made his choices, get on with it.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Feb 2, 2013 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #25

    Were did this report come from? Is it the same one where david gold confirms they have a deal in place for carroll already in the loan agreement?

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  • NEWEXPATMAGPIE

    Feb 2, 2013 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #26

    I voted “Not Sure”! Liverfool would be trying to scrape back as much of the 35Mil paid back two years ago!

    Is he even worth 10 Mil now? And i don,t think he could ever be seen to get back the No 9 shirt ? That belongs to Papiss now and rightly so, after last year!

    I think there are also much better players out there to be had for less money? Think i would take him back? But on our terms, and not on his?

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  • mindshaft

    Feb 2, 2013 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #27

    No chance – not even for nowt, he’s gash and a sick note to boot
    We did amazingly well to get 35 million for him so thanks for that but there are so many better options out there for less than half his wages

    If he wasnt a geordie would we even have this discussion – Carlton Cole is better than Carroll !!

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  • Toon_Tom

    Feb 2, 2013 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #28

    he will stay at West Ham!

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  • mindshaft

    Feb 2, 2013 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #29

    West Ham have first option to buy him for 17 million, they will not be taking up that option

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  • Rowan Milsted

    Feb 2, 2013 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #30

    According to chelseafc injury list only Romeu and Luiz are injured.

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  • croftus5678

    Feb 2, 2013 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #31

    hmm

    carrol 10mil
    gomis free
    bony 12mil
    pea 12mil
    rvw 10mil
    bent prob 8mil
    saha free

    i can see better options and better value for money on that list.

    the state its in at the moment i would put him at grahams value before i would think of buying him.

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  • ashwin say's

    Feb 2, 2013 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #32

    BelfastMagpie

    dont raise price man ….
    if fools listen to your offer then they will do the deal
    and we would be in trouble!!!!

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  • BelfastMagpie

    Feb 2, 2013 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #33

    West ham have agreed to buy him, but they don’t have any agreement with the player. So if Carroll doesn’t want to stay at West Ham, there’s ferk all Liverpool can do about it.

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  • ashwin say's

    Feb 2, 2013 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #34

    Rowen milsted
    hazard is serving three match ban,
    mikel and mosses are off to acon

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  • papattack

    Feb 2, 2013 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #35

    mata and cech are back in training and available for selection. from benitez himself.

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  • WWYCD

    Feb 2, 2013 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #36

    Yes why not? Its inevitable he will be back at some point might as well bite the bullet if the financials are right. Plus I think Cisse would lap up goals along side him

    He’s also not as bad with the ball as his feet as some make him out to be. Injury issues though but hey he’s a geordie we put up with Saylor because of that why not big Andy

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  • BelfastMagpie

    Feb 2, 2013 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #37

    It would be wrong to bring him back in my opinion. If he doesn’t improve for West ham in the next couple of months, he could end up in the championship. Apart from a great 6 months with us, he hasn’t really looked like a premier league player. Way to injury prone aswell.

    No thanks !

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Feb 2, 2013 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #38

    Maybe at 4million, but no more, and he would need to halve his wages. Distinctly average player, and we would be much better served looking elsewhere.

    We woukd be better off getting Le Fondre to come off the bench on recent showings.

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  • Munster Mag

    Feb 2, 2013 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #39

    Croftis, I wouldnt tale Saha if he paid us!! I’d have carroll back – great option off the bench. And our corners might start to work! Carroll, Sissoko ( dont pick a fight with him Andy. You wont win! ) Mbiwa and maybe the big Dutch guy . Suddenly we might pose a “fret” as Pards would say!

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  • Rowan Milsted

    Feb 2, 2013 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #40

    ashwin

    Of course! What a plum 🙂 Shame about Mata but otherwise good news. Oscar is a massive threat…

    We can’t afford to lose the battle in midfield today. I’m still hoping that Cabs and Sissoko sit in front of Anita, Gouffran and Marvs flanking Cisse, Debuchy and Santon getting forward to support with Anita and/or Sissoko dropping back when they do. I can imagine that working well. If Chelsea go for a 5 man midfield they may swamp us… will be interesting to see what Pards does. Hope it’s not 4-4-2!

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