One of the things Newcastle Managing Director Derek Llambias talked about during his exclusive interviews to the Evening Chronicle and Newcastle Journal last week, had to do with former striker Andy Carroll, who is on loan to West Ham for the rest of this season.
Andy Carroll - on loan to West Ham through May
Since there is no future for him at Liverpool under manager Brendan Rodgers, the Merseyside club will try to sell him for as much as they can in the summer, but they’ll get nowhere near the £ 35M they paid Newcastle for him just over two years ago..
It looks like West Ham have first refusal – but the price is a hefty £17M, and there’s no way any club would pay that much for Andy – but he may be worth around £10M to Newcastle, but we don’t think Mike Ashley would be willing to go much higher than that.
We knew Derek LLambias had a soft spot for Andy, after he defended him after the Gatehead lad was booed off the filed last April at St. James’ Park, when we walloped Liverpool 2-0.
These are the things Derek said last week about Andy in his exclusive interview in the Evening Chronicle:
“We’ve always had a bit of a soft spot for Andy here.” “He’s a character and he’s getting older and more mature – and he’s stronger.” “It’s unlucky what has happened at West Ham. But he scored a great goal at the weekend.
“He’s still got a house up here. Andy was part and parcel of our growth.”
Newcastle will need to get another striker in over the summer, and we’ve been linked with Ricky van Wolfswinkel of Sporting Lisbon, Wilfried Bony of Vitesse and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Saint Etienne.
If Newcastle could bring Andy back for say £10M – and that may be a big if – do you think he would be worth that much?
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