News in the Daily Mail today that West Ham will offer only £10M for Andy Carroll, and that’s £7M below Liverpool’s evaluation of the former Newcastle striker.
Andy Carroll – will he return to Newcastle in the summer?
Andy is on loan at West Ham for the season, and West Ham have first choice to sign him for £17M at the end of the season, as part of the loan agreement.
The problem Liverpool have is that Andy is now very much surplus to requirements at Anfield, and if they sell him for only £10M, that will be a £25M loss on the player they bought from Newcastle for £35M just over two years ago to some fanfare.
But the reports suggest Newcastle have a chance of signing Andy if they offer their French mercurial winger Hatem Ben Arfa in part exchange.
But the Geordie fans would be up in arms if Ben Arfa was allowed to leave – and you only have to listen to the tremendous roar the Frenchman received from the Newcastle crowd last night, when he came on in the second half – Ben Arfa is adored by the Newcastle faithful.
And Newcastle are building up a very good side, and the Frenchman is one of Newcastle’s crown jewels on Tyneside.
But like any player at Newcastle Ben Arfa has his price – and its around £25M, so Liverpool could get him for Andy Carroll plus £15M – Mike Ashley would do that deal – maybe. 😀
But we do think Newcastle would be willing to pay out around £10M for the Geordie striker, and they may even be able to do a straight cash deal, once Liverpool realize they’ll not get much more than that for big Andy this summer.
What do you think?
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