Newcastle will probably come to the conclusion in the summer that we have too many foreign players, and in particular too many French players, it would seem to only intensify their move to bring local striker Andy Carroll back to Tyneside.
Andy Carroll – can Newcastle get him back?
There is news in the Sunday Mirror today that Andy would like to return to Newcastle, and would be willing take a cut in wages to achieve that move.
Andy is on over £80K/week at Liverpool, and he will not get those wages at any other club, and he would need to stay at Liverpool and be on the bench under Brendan Rodgers – if he wants to keep earning those wages for the remaining three years of his contract.
Andy would probably be offered a decent wage by his local club, and certainly Newcastle could match what West Ham would offer him.
But the wages are not the problem – it’s the fee that Liverpool want – said to be as much as £17M – for a player who has scored 7 goals in 22 appearances for West Ham and 11 goals in 58 games for the Reds.
But the combination of Newcastle struggling against relegation this season (what a strain that’s been), and too many French players in the squad, could make Newcastle even more determined to bring their local striker back to Newcastle this summer.
And if we survive, Newcastle will try to get two strikers on Tyneside, with Loic Remy also being a target of the Magpies.
Having both Loic Remy and Andy Carroll at the club for next season would be great – but why is it that we just don’t think that’s going to happen?
What do you think?
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