It may be that Newcastle are still interested in getting Geordie striker Andy Carroll in the summer, certainly Newcastle need top get an experienced striker through the door this summer, but news today that Liverpool want Bern Arfa in part exchange for Andy is a nice thought – but only for Liverpool.
Ben Arfa – the mercurial one is going nowhere
There’s probably going to be a move made for Andy by Newcastle this summer, but they will only take the big lad back to his home club – if the price is right – and Andy has to be available for less than £10M for Newcastle to be interested.
Forget the £35M Liverpool paid for Andy just over two years ago – that was a huge mistake by the Merseyside club, and he’s not worth that today – and he was never was worth that – if the truth be told.
Andy is on loan at West Ham until the end of he season, and with no future for him at Liverpool, his club will try to sell him for as much as possible this summer, and maybe West Ham would be interested.
It’s a nice thought if you are Liverpool that they could snag one of Newcastle’s most creative players, but with the influx of new French players on Tyneside this summer, Ben Arfa will be happy with the ambition shown by Newcastle owner Mike Ashley and Newcastle must be in with a good chance for pushing for a top six place next season, if we can keep all our good players on Tyneside.
And after solidifying the squad brilliantly over the last month, there’s no way Newcastle would want to lose any of their top stars – and certainly not Hatem Ben Arfa.
The only way Ben Arfa would leave if a club with more money than sense – like PSG as one example – came in with a ridiculously high cash offer for the French International – but even then it would need to be very high.
If the deal to get Andy Carroll has to include Ben Arfa then it’s quite simple – Newcastle will not do the deal.
Mike Ashley has been under severe criticism at times as the Newcastle owner, but one thing he’s good at is doing good deals in the transfer market, as he proved when he got Liverpool to pay £35M in cash for Carroll on January 31st, 2011.
There’s no way Newcastle will want to lose Hatem Ben Arfa in the summer – and if that means we don’t get Andy Carroll back on Tyneside – so be it.
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