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West Ham In Talks With Liverpool To Sign Andy Carroll

11:26 pm, Monday, May 20th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 12 Comments

Sam Allardyce has confirmed his top priority in the summer is to sign Liverpool striker Andy Carroll, and West Ham have started talks with Liverpool about the striker, who was recalled to the England squad last week.

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Andy Carroll – West Ham in talks with Liverpool to sign him

Andy has been on loan all season at West Ham and he’s done reasonably well there, especially in the second half of the season, and in 23 appearances he’s scored 7 goals for the Hammers, who finished in 10th place on 46 points.

There’s no new news other than West have started negotiations, and Liverpool still want £17M for the striker – but they are just never going to get that kind of money for the Gateshead-born striker.

Reading between the lines at Newcastle it would seem that Alan Pardew wants to bring Andy home, and Carroll will present a heading threat in the penalty box, which we haven’t had this year, and Carroll would also be a threat from set-plays – and Newcastle have been simply hopeless at those this season.

A fee has to be agreed as the next step, and we would expect Newcastle to be following the talks carefully, and see what West Ham are willing to pay for the striker – and if Newcastle are willing to match that – look for the Magpies to move in.

We’ve got to think that Newcastle can offer Andy a better wage package than West Ham – simply because Newcastle have much higher revenues than West Ham.

Monaco have also made an inquiry for Carroll, and the club has just been promoted back to Ligue 1, and they are being financially backed by Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev, so maybe he’s a case of an owner with more money than sense, and could even offer Liverpool the £17M they want – but we’d be surprised if Carroll wants to play in the French league.

Newcastle will be willing to pay a decent fee to get Andy Carroll back home, but nowhere near the £17M Liverpool are asking.

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12 responses so far ↓

  • 1 ToonDownSouth // May 20, 2013 at 11:30 PM

    I don’t see any lines to read between, that suggest Pardew wants to bring Carroll back to Newcastle.

    I can’t imagine Ashley going for that anyway, given that the incident of who pushed who during Carroll’s exit still exists.

  • 2 Toon-Prodigy // May 20, 2013 at 11:36 PM

    This is a strange one for me.

    I can’t see a Cisse – Carroll Partnership. I’v always said I dont want him back.

    Crying out for a nippy striker in the shape of Bellamy I think

  • 3 dazza // May 20, 2013 at 11:42 PM

    Kevin Gameiro?

  • 4 JackButler // May 20, 2013 at 11:46 PM

    Alan Hanson claims the price is 12 million on MOTD yesterday

  • 5 jimmysmith // May 20, 2013 at 11:48 PM

    Bellamy, he really was (is) a tip top player. Only Shearer, would gave you a nailed on performance like Bellars would.

    We should never, ever, have sold him, but in truth he was probably too good and ambitious to hold on to, no matter how hard we might have tried.

    But Bellars, at his best, what a player he’d be for us right now.

  • 6 donkey // May 20, 2013 at 11:59 PM

    12 million we should get the big man back here love him or hate him pardew manager or not the guys a qwality centre forward and still young

  • 7 Toon-Prodigy // May 21, 2013 at 12:00 AM

    I’v never seen this Gameiro so have no idea. Is he a Bellamy sort?

    We will probably be going abroad for atleast one of the strikers, could be anyone at the moment I guess.

    Llambias and Pardew have admitted having a soft spot for Carroll though havn’t they, I just can’t see it working. Plenty of nod downs for Cisse like, set piece fiasco will be forgotten about pretty quickly aswell.

  • 8 jonobbad // May 21, 2013 at 12:09 AM

    The sooner west ham sign him the better.
    I dont want him back and 12m is a rip off. Half of that price would be the max id take him for and then only if there were no better options. He could have stayed but he didnt. Every single one of us on here would have.
    Shearer had bigger and better offers and he stayed for ten years and lots of people outside nufc consider it as a waste.
    Please big sam, sign andy and take pardew aswell. He would make a great tea lady.

  • 9 JP...from The Rock // May 21, 2013 at 1:03 AM

    Ed please stop your obsession with Andy ‘Judas’ Carroll. Apart that he left for the money (he could have said no), he is not what we need anymore!

    We need PACE! Strikers with lots of pace and good crossers of the ball that Cisse will finish putting in the back of the net better than Carroll ever could.

  • 10 usmagpie // May 21, 2013 at 3:39 AM

    The only way Carroll is coming back to Newcastle is if we put another player into the trade with Liverpool.
    Liverpool are bitter about the money and return from this player and will make us earn him back.
    He would choose his home town over West Ham any day of the week. Well he bloody better if we match West Ham or make a better offer.

  • 11 Greebol1892 // May 21, 2013 at 6:12 AM

    Like I said, we will sign him for 12m. BUT if you think that’s gonna change our set-pieces…. NO CHANCE.
    We will still float it to the back of the box to Taylor / Williamson. Unfortunately our manager has proved that it is IMPOSSIBLE for him to change that frustrating tactic…..

  • 12 Owldman // May 21, 2013 at 4:58 PM

    Interesting article in tonights Evening Chroncle by Mick Quinn five players he would get rid of includes Anita & I totaly agree .he is lightweight and gets rolled over by big strong attackers very rarely makes a telling forward pass content witha sideways pass to let someone else take the responsibility.i prefer Bigi far better prospect.




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