West Ham got a good 1-1 draw at Southampton over the weekend, and their goal was scored by Andy Carroll, who fired one in with that left foot of his from a free kick just outside the penalty box, and he’s now scored 6 goals in 18 appearances for the Hammers, and he’s level on goals with his pal Kevin Nolan, who also has six goals.
Andy Carroll – uncertain on future
Andy is unsure of what will happen in the summer, and that’s hardly surprising, since we don’t think any club will pay the £17M Liverpool are asking for the Geordie striker.
Certainly Newcastle will not be interested at that price, but as we’ve said before, if the price gets somewhere nearer £10M, we think Mike Ashley will go after the local lad and bring him home – and we ‘re sure Andy will be pleased if that happens,
This is what Andy said after West Ham’s game on Saturday:
“I have just got to wait and see, really.” “We’ll see what happens at the end of the season.” “Obviously I don’t know what is happening so we will just have to wait and see.”
“It has been great here and every minute has been fantastic. The lads have been great, the gaffer has been great and the fans are unbelievable.”
“We will have to wait and see. It is obviously a great club and I do not see why not.”
Let’s translate what Andy Carroll was at least thinking – I’d love to go back to Newcastle but that’s not up to me so I’ll join West Ham if that’s the only offer I get.
Newcastle are obviously his preferred choice – being his local club – and Andy came through the Newcastle Youth Academy to become an England International, before joining Liverpool for a massive £35M just over two years ago – and we know both Managing Director Derek LLambias and manager Alan Pardew would like him back at Newcastle..
We need some strikers in the summer, and maybe we can get both Andy and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of St. Etienne, for say £20M total.
We didn’t replace Demba Ba in January, and that’s coming back to bite us, as Newcastle are now finding it difficult to score goals.
What do you think?
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