News today in the Daily Express that West Ham are trying to nail down a deal for Andy Carroll – and the say it’s an exclusive – but this has been reported probably every other week this year.
Andy Carroll – bidding starts for Geordie striker
The Express say that Andy wants to tie up a deal quickly to stay in London, and that he has a good relationship with Hammers manager Sam Allardyce, who first managed Andy at Newcastle back in 2008, before big Sam was sacked in early 2009.
While they say that West Ham are in the driver’s seat, they report Newcastle are interested, but would find it hard to meet Andy’s £90K/week wages.
So West Ham can afford those wages – and Newcastle, who have the 20th highest revenues of any football club in the world can’t?
That just doesn’t make sense, especially with the Financial Fair Play Rules starting to bite for European clubs – and in any case Andy cannot expect to get those wages at another club – hes not worth those wages.
But if Newcastle are indeed interested in their former striker they should move now, and at least see what Liverpool would be willing to take for him – because they will not get the £17M they are asking for.
What do you think?
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