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.
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.