News in the Sun today that West Ham have decided not to try to bring former Newcastle United striker to Upton Part permanently in the summer, because he is just too expensive.
Andy Carroll at West Ham
Andy has been on loan at West Ham all season, and the Hammers have a clause where they have first choice and can buy him for £17M in the summer, but it’s doubtful if Liverpool can get anywhere near that figure, for the player they bought from Newcastle for a massive £35M just over two years ago.
A West Ham source had this to say to the Sun:
“The move for Carroll is just too expensive.” “In the current economic climate, £17M plus £84K-a-week over four years would add up to around £33M and we need to cut our cloth.”
Both manager Alan Pardew and Managing Director Derek LLambias are known to be keen on getting Andy back on Tyneside, and West Ham’s apparent exit from the bidding could leave the door open for Newcastle to get him back for a reasonable price of around £10M.
Andy has scored only three goals in 14 appearances this season, and has been out with injury too much, and there’s also his wages, which are £84K/week according to the West Ham source, but the only way Andy can keep getting wages that high is if he stayed at Liverpool for the three years left on his contract.
But manager Brendan Rodgers has made it clear there is no future for Andy at Liverpool, and he recently brought in striker Daniel Sturridge in January from Chelsea, and the Reds will try to sell Carroll to the highest bidder this summer, and they will hardly want to sell him back to Newcastle at a £25M loss in just thirty months.
But that may be Liverpool’s best option, and Newcastle need to bring in a fourth striker this summer, after Loic Remy decided to play for bottom club QPR in January for ridiculously high wages.
We wouldn’t be too surprised id Newcastle make an attempt to get Andy back to Newcastle, and the club wants hungry players, and local lad Andy will be out to prove he’s much better than Brendan Rodgers rated him at Liverpool.
It could happen, and Andy would certainly welcome the move back to Tyneside, but the Magpies will only pay around £10M for the Gateshead-born striker, and he would have to take a drop in wages too.
And Newcastle fans seem divided on whether we should bring the 6’3″ striker back to Newcastle, with 46% for the move, and 46% against the move, with the rest undecided.
What do you think?
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