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West Ham To Offer £10M For Carroll – Newcastle Interested?

10:48 am, Friday, April 12th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 27 Comments

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.

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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. :D

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?

Comments welcome.

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Tags: Hatem Ben Arfa · Newcastle News · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target

27 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Toon Tang // Apr 12, 2013 at 10:56 AM

    im coming home newcastle

  • 2 Far East Magpie // Apr 12, 2013 at 10:57 AM

    Even though I’m gutted that we were knocked out of the Europa League, I’m proud of our boys’ performance last night.

    Now that we definitely won’t have European football next season, I fear that we might not be able to attract the purples that we are looking to get.

  • 3 achtoon // Apr 12, 2013 at 11:00 AM

    Totally irrelevant to this topic but if youve not been to st james park, not attended a premiership game, or ever watched a northeast derby before, youre in for an f ingtreat on sunday. This one means more than most so dont even think about missing it. This is THE game of the season. The manchester derby is baby food compared to this, bring it on.

  • 4 JAMSHA // Apr 12, 2013 at 11:01 AM

    any link for the arfa interview???? or ed cn u post :-P it

  • 5 Rainrix // Apr 12, 2013 at 11:02 AM

    Far East… With cabaye i feel we can attract most of our targets in france, he’s such a good ambassador for the club and everyone seems to like him and respect him. Outside of that im pretty sure carr will have some targets like haidara lined up, young gems who want to experience something new, im not worried.

  • 6 Tsunki // Apr 12, 2013 at 11:06 AM

    Good repost op here –

    I am so glad the derby follows the benfica game. The players will have the distraction of another big occasion to lower them gently into the remaining games, it would have been so different if we were going to wigan on a cold rainy sunday. Sunday will be the kick start to our run-in, hopefully key players coming back in at the end of the season will give us a big push, and if we can climb a bit, the green shoots of a decent squad together with a couple of good summer signings and a few deadweights cast free will mean a big push for the top and maybe a cup next year. Despite what the detractors say, if we look at the big picture of the season, the potential for a good few coming seasons is all there.

    I am sure the players to a man can see even more to it than we can, they are making the right noises, they all think Newcastle is the place to play, and love the fantastic support. Lets not forget how awesome SJP can be, you cannot underestimate the fact there only a few grounds in the prem like it, certainly not the car boot venue down the dirty road to oblivion.

  • 7 GeordieDan // Apr 12, 2013 at 11:06 AM

    Jamsha>

    Its on the NUFC.co.uk site only. Not a bad interview. Basically says he’s very happy to be back, loved the game and welcome back last night and is really looking forward to battering the Mackems on Sunday!.

    Good to hear him speaking English quite fluently as well.

    Happy days. :D

  • 8 Tsunki // Apr 12, 2013 at 11:07 AM

    Oh yeah – topic. If Liverpool turn down West Ham, why would we offer more?

  • 9 numba9 // Apr 12, 2013 at 11:09 AM

    I dearly hope the Carroll story has nothing to do with Benny leaving . That would be a bad move Benny has to be the one player we keep for a long time. He is the fans player ginola and tino were the same. Fans turn up to watch some magic rather than a game of chess . Must keep

  • 10 tekkers2402 // Apr 12, 2013 at 11:10 AM

    I would take Carroll back for £10m max. I can’t see us getting Aubameyang if all the “big” clubs become involved.

    I think there was some good link up play at times with Shola and Cisse last night and I could see Carroll and Cisse complimenting each other to. Cisse feeding off big Andy’s knockdowns could work. Plus he would add that threat from set pieces that currently is non-existent.

  • 11 achtoon // Apr 12, 2013 at 11:10 AM

    BRING…..IT…….ON……..SMB

  • 12 JAMSHA // Apr 12, 2013 at 11:10 AM

    GeordieDan

    Tnx man.. but cnt open the site.. opera mini wont let it open insted giv me error…:-D

  • 13 firebug666 // Apr 12, 2013 at 11:12 AM

    I don’t think being out of Europe for next season will impact hugely on brining in purples. Players and agents know Newcastle are building a team for the future, and they will want to be part of that. If a player want to go to a top European team then that’s fine, they may even get some playing time. But as that is an elite few teams from each league who only want the best players, means that there are plenty of purples available who would love to be part of our set up. Personally I’m not so worried and think we will get some really good signings in the summer.

  • 14 JAMSHA // Apr 12, 2013 at 11:13 AM

    offtopic

    Aww An any news of FIFA 14?? Are Newcastle Getn Scand For Faces :-D

  • 15 yo-yo // Apr 12, 2013 at 11:17 AM

    Topic written by Phil Space I think.

    Next season is looking exciting now – we can see another two wins from the remaining games will see us safe and more than that will take us up the table. After such a good showing and tactical nous against Benfica, plus players coming back, we have Geordie pride and can get really pumped up for the run in. We COULD just take points from every game.

  • 16 boater // Apr 12, 2013 at 11:20 AM

    Been reading the reaction on here (and elsewhere) from last night. I’m amazed how many people are celebrating defeat – albeit a glorious one, of sorts. We applied attacking pressure for around 18 minutes in a total of 180 over the tie and people are whooping and wailing over our performance and tactics. Me thinks our expectations have been lowered somewhat.

    I’ve read the stats about benfica’s dominance, but they looked very beatable by even a slightly above average Premiership team. The problem is we aren’t that this season.

  • 17 yo-yo // Apr 12, 2013 at 11:21 AM

    Tsunki

    So the A19 is the real road to hell ?

  • 18 yo-yo // Apr 12, 2013 at 11:25 AM

    boater

    Benfica have got a fantastic record this season – some great ball players and a solid coach – we’ve had a real bummer and are still rebuilding – need replace Ba, Colo etc., fill the gaps in the squad, plus all the other brown stuff that’s hit us. We are a mid table outfit but with promise – and that’s why we’re happy – we can see we’re on the up. Compare with Christmas time. And Pardew is beginning to deliver.

  • 19 GeordieDan // Apr 12, 2013 at 11:25 AM

    Jamsha>

    You can download the official app on the Adroid market to watch it on your phone if you’ve got an account with them?

  • 20 Tsunki // Apr 12, 2013 at 11:27 AM

    boater – fair enough play down the hysteria but from watching them close up Benfica were definitely a top prem comparable outfit, and we still had what could be kindly called a cobbled team. You are being a bit harsh, especially about the time you reckon we applied pressure, which is nonsense unfortunately.

  • 21 JAMSHA // Apr 12, 2013 at 11:28 AM

    GeordieDan

    i signd up free acc on nufc long back :-D … do i hav to pay to watch it?

  • 22 Tsunki // Apr 12, 2013 at 11:30 AM

    jamsha nufctv is pay-to-view.

  • 23 Rotonda heights // Apr 12, 2013 at 11:39 AM

    Not Pardew’s biggest fan but he almost played it perfectly last night. I know we had to go for it but the last 20 mins were like the very best KK days!!

    Pure theatre and a joy to watch even though the inevitable heartbreak and glorious failure are NUFC’s calling cards.

    Only very minor criticism was why did Bigi start and Anita could have gone RB when we made the late changes but the cruelty of the near misses and disallowed goals were hard to take. Plus what a time for Cabaye to have his worst game. Yes 2 stupid errors in Lisbon but lady luck was not our friend in both legs.

    Great to see Haidara back and looking good. Even better seeing Benny back . He and Marveaux are something else. Just hope Pardew will play both together again in future, though Benny needs to shift some timber!!

    Don’t know how to feel today. In parts it felt like the good old days in the second half, but I’m going to really miss Europe next season having come this far this time round.

    Don’t want Carrol back as then the last fabulous 20 mins of superb pass and move, attacking football played to feet will be a thing of the past.

  • 24 boater // Apr 12, 2013 at 11:39 AM

    yo-yo. But we’re not mid-table, we’re hovering above the relegation places. As for going forwards!?!. I would hate to see us go backwards.

    Tsunki – Benfica are a mid-level continental technical team. Lots of pretty passing around by diminutive midfielder-come-strikers but they would wilt under the first bit of pressure from a decent Premiership side. We have better individual players overall. Benfica are playing in an average domestic league, and you could argue an average European Cup.

  • 25 Far East Magpie // Apr 12, 2013 at 11:46 AM

    Rainrix,

    I agree we probably could still get young gems.

    What I was referring to was the purples like PEA (whom clubs like Inter are interested in). There’s only so much Cabaye can influence.

    And if our targets are purples from the other markets, I would be even more pessimistic.

  • 26 Rainrix // Apr 12, 2013 at 11:51 AM

    Far East… True, although there has been some optimistic noises coming from PEA, it’ll be hard no doubt but i live in hope we’ll get him.

    I’d like to think if we’re getting players from somewhere other than france that they’d look at our squad and be impressed and would be interested provided we can provide what they’re looking for. But thats just me with the black and white glasses on :)

  • 27 barkintoonfan9 // Apr 12, 2013 at 2:57 PM

    Watching HBA last night nearly turned me on…….He has such a pressence the defenders were scared to go near the. I believe we will win the europa league in 2 years if we keep our talent and get in a couple more players; pea, carroll and Sakho would be immense.




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