This is not the first time we’ve heard the news that Liverpool and Newcastle may do a swap deal for Andy Carroll, and let Hatem Ben Arfa go in the opposite direction, but we’d be very surprised if Newcastle will agree to the deal.
Hatem Ben Arfa – moving to Liverpool?
It’s the Daily Mirror that’s reporting the news again, that Andy Carroll could make a return home to Newcastle United – but if the news in Spain this morning is true – that Newcastle are in negotiations with Vitoria Giumares to sign their 6’4? 21 year old striker Amido Balde - why would Newcastle still be interested in Andy?
We reported yesterday that Andy Carroll will be up for sale for £17M in the summer, and he’s simply not worth that much – but we suppose Newcastle may think it’s a good deal is they can get a (very) high valuation on the 25 year-old Frenchman, and we suppose the good form of Sylvain Marveaux could tempt Newcastle to sell Ben Arfa – but we doubt it.
It’s true that Brendan Rodgers is interested in the French wizard, but the lad’s so popular at Newcastle, there would be complete uproar among the fans if we let him leave – especially to Liverpool.
There’s no real new news in the Mirror on this from when this story first broke several weeks ago – and we simply don’t think it will ever happen.
We hope it will never happen.
What do you think?
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