Carroll Stalemate – He Only Wants To Play For Reds Or Newcastle


The potential move of Andy Carroll from Liverpool to West Ham seems to have stalled, after the east London club had a £15M offer for him accepted by Liverpool.

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Andy Carroll – resisting West Ham move

There are two reasons why that’s the case, and one is that Andy is injured again, and this time it’s his heel, and he’s supposed to be out for up to four months, and after missing too many games last season at the Hammers through injury, that doesn’t help Andy’s case.

But the other more important reason is that it seems if he moves from Liverpool, he only wants to move to Newcastle United, his home town club, whom he left two years last January for a massive £35M.

Andy is getting a massive wage of close to £90K a week at the Reds, and he has every legal right to stay at Liverpool for the three years remaining on his contract.

But it’s been made clear to him in no uncertain terms by Brendan Rodgers that he would be on the bench – at best – and that doesn’t help his chances of making the England World Cup squad next summer.

Brendan’s way of playing the ball on the ground doesn’t exactly fit Andy strengths, which are his heading ability, although he’s a much better player with the ball at his feet, than he’s given credit for.

Newcastle will not pay £15M for Carroll to bring him back home, so it seems this situation could last through the summer, and then when it gets to the end of August, it will become very interesting.

We suppose one option is for Newcastle to take Andy on loan, but not surprisingly Liverpool want him transferred so they can get those sky-high wages off their books.

The Andy Carroll saga is very likely to continue through August.

In our poll a majority if Newcastle fans want Mike Ashley to sign him for £15M.

Should Newcastle Sign Andy Carroll for £15M?

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154 comments so far

  • OhSholaAmeobi

    May 29, 2013 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #1

    Repost:
    Looking at the squad, we’ve lost 2 main players but i don’t think Harper needs replacing. With Simmo and R.Taylor out/gone a young Haidara-like RB would be handy as Tavernier is utter garbage, though we may have Dummett.

    A CB is needed either as an improvement on Willo, or as a replacement for Colo who we should try and keep for at least another year, replacement must be experienced though. Remembering that Good, Mbabu and Satka need to come through in the next 2-3 years.

    A winger is essential, Obertan can be offloaded and so can Gosling and a few youth. Inman looks the part but we really need someone direct who can cross the ball.

    Striker x2 is the most obvious, if Shola can be moved on I’d love to see options like Cisse, Aubameyang, Gouffran, A.N.Other and Campbell.

    All in all 25-30m probably, with about 5 recuperated from Willo/Gosling/Obertan/Shola. Unfortunately I can definitely see us losing a big player, and it’s probably Colo or Cabaye, and maybe Ben Arfa or Santon.

    Oh and 15m is way too much for Carroll and would eat up all the budget! 7m tops.

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  • TorqToon

    May 29, 2013 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #2

    Ed you tease….!!!

    Reading the headline I thought it was a full statement from the man himself.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    May 29, 2013 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #3

    And we thought we were nearing the end of this saga…

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  • Lee Dodd

    May 29, 2013 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #4

    Bring him back home . at £15 million why not . He will score goals .

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  • OhSholaAmeobi

    May 29, 2013 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #5

    Would love it if we signed Aurier or Cedric/Dier from Sporting for RB, one of Sakho/Chedjou/N’Koulou for CB, Belhanda/Griezmann/Sinclair/Cabella/Lallana for the wing, and 2 from PEA, De Jong, Son, Vela, Benteke, Carroll, Berbatov or Weimann for Striker.

    I’ll stick to playing FIFA.

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  • TorqToon

    May 29, 2013 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #6

    Word is we are still in communication with Liverpool and Andy obviously wants to come back.

    The sticking point is the valuation. We are £8-10mil and they want £13-15mil. Possibly even more because it’s us. Having accepted whu’s bid ages ago, and Carroll not have agreed anything with them…speaks volumes!

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  • SuperShearer

    May 29, 2013 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #7

    £15 million is too much for him, simple as. He’s worth 10, maybe 12 at most. Given his injury problems and the fact his current club want rid of him why would you pay that much money for him? People complain that Pardew plays hoofball and yet the vote suggests that half the readers of this blog want a player that, while not necessarily geared towards hoofball, will encourage it. For £15 million we could get a quick forward PLUS a young winger. He’s priced that high because he’s English, no value, we ripped them off when we sold him, let’s not let them do the same to us.

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    May 29, 2013 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #8

    Ian,

    In regards to Gouffran and all of our french importants who arrived in January. I believe there will be a vast improvment on fitness and energy levels next season. We need to remember these lads are from a totally different league and have only been here 3-4 months.

    Pre-season will be a big factor hopefully they will all stay injury free.

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  • TorqToon

    May 29, 2013 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #9

    Oh shola – Maybe best! 🙂

    Chedjou has signed for galatasary
    Nkoulou is looking at possibly signing for Monaco.

    Sakho is in talks but berbatov and cabella are not in our bracket.

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  • OhSholaAmeobi

    May 29, 2013 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #10

    Heung Min Son would be a great buy for about 7m, would sell shirts in far east too. Then could buy Siem De Jong for about the same. Aubameyang apparently costs around 15m euros, which equates to about 13m. Both better uses of money than 15m for Carroll. If he wasn’t English and geordie most people wouldn’t look twice.

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    May 29, 2013 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #11

    Cisse and Carroll upfront, I just can’t get my head around it.

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  • Rotonda heights

    May 29, 2013 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #12

    Rodgers is a progressive modern ”pass and move” manager.
    Luckily for Carrol Allardyce and Pardew aren’t.

    We can blame Ashley for appointing Pardew Anyone who can screw up

    Krul

    Debuchy Colo M’Biwa Santon

    Sissoko Anita

    Cabaye

    Ben Arfa Cisse Marveaux

    Plus: Tiote, Haidara, Gouffran etc

    has got to go. Spurs are in Europe again and had the same amount of injuries.

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  • jimmysmith

    May 29, 2013 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #13

    Andy Carroll is the shit.

    Make it so Ash, make it so.

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  • OhSholaAmeobi

    May 29, 2013 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #14

    Torq

    Aww that’s ruined my future potential newcastle/french 100% chemistry that has 🙁
    Coloccini style centre backs are few and far between, garat could be tempted after Benficas disastrous season?

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  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    May 29, 2013 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #15

    Rotonda…Where are you getting the info that Spurs had the same amount of injuries as us?

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  • tequilamag

    May 29, 2013 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #16
  • GeordieDan

    May 29, 2013 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #17

    stake in some Austrian Sports Company.

    How convenient it happens to be just after NUFC lands him around £45 million!

    Call me a sceptic if you like but it wouldn’t surprise me in the slightest if our transfer budget just disappeared over the alps!

    £4.5 plus whatever we get for outward moving players sounds about right for Ca$hley’s budget doesn’t it.

    And don;t give me the bollox that all his companies are seperate.

    If Mike makes money he spends it on what he wants, when he wants, which is his prerogative but he always seems to have priorities far more important to him than our football club-after all he’s already “maximised all revenue streams” here hasn’t he as we’re regularly spoon fed off that scum Lambiarse!!!!

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  • Markaccus

    May 29, 2013 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #18

    We should have signed berbatov when manure decided they didnt want a guarranteed goal scorer. Too late now i think

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    May 29, 2013 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #19

    Is this Bony fast? I’d love to see a nippy clinical finisher brought in.

    I want to see pace upfront to get me on the edge of my seat

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  • TorqToon

    May 29, 2013 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #20

    Rotonda – Spurs had nowhere near as many injuries as us mate! I’m almost certain we were one of the clubs who suffered the most. Plus spurs have a bigger squad than us.

    Oh shola – Sakho is the man for the job. Even of Colo doesn’t leave.

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  • MysteriousStranger

    May 29, 2013 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #21

    The only issue with Andy Carroll is the amount we sold him for has vastly over priced his actual worth, that said when you think Jordan Rhodes is apparently worth 8-10 you could argue he’s fairly priced. However when push comes to shove a player is only worth what some one is willing to pay Mike Ashley may not be willing 15M (which I wouldn’t either) West Ham have allegedly bid the 15M. Liverpool would look foolish to sell him for anything less now west Ham have muddied the waters.
    This could rumble on for a while – now doesn’t that sound familiar in an NUFC transfer

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  • OhSholaAmeobi

    May 29, 2013 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #22

    Torq
    Imagine this:
    Krul
    Mbiwa Colo Sakho
    Debuchy Tiote Cabaye Santon
    Ben Arfa Cisse Aubameyang

    Bench: Elliot, S.Taylor, Anita, Sissoko, Gouffran, Marveaux, Weimann.

    Mmm.

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  • Cisse's Big Toe

    May 29, 2013 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #23

    toon prodigy bony is very unfast…slow is the word

    but hes strong and powerful and a great finisher

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  • cyprus

    May 29, 2013 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #24

    Geordiedan,
    billionnaires don’t need your or my support, but also, they usually don’t invest in football clubs to make money, really. After NUFC’s good year, the club made a profit of …. 1.4 mil, while sports direct, in the same period made 225 mil.

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  • TorqToon

    May 29, 2013 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #25

    Cyprus – Brings it into perspective slightly mate.

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    May 29, 2013 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #26

    Cisse’s big toe,

    Ahh, well I’d prefer him not to come then.

    Bellamy type player for the win for me.

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  • sparky55

    May 29, 2013 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #27

    newcastle came out and said they don’t want carroll simply because they do.

    Pardew will play 4-4-2 hoofball next year and hopes Cisse will profit from having a big lump next to him to feed off.

    Nothing like watching football from the eighties is there!

    re Hatem…I don’t think we’ll get more than 17 million euros for him and it’ll be sold to us a good profit allowing us to further strengthen the squad.

    thing is he’ll strengthened with cheap buys because no-one of real quality will want to come…we’re a club in apparent disarray with an apparent muppet of a manager because any good player will look at the table, speak to the players and look at the what’s been said about pardew that pretty much proves that point.

    Not being pessimistic…just realistic.

    Pardew always sends out the same message…shoot for the stars and look like you’re aiming high and gonna spend gazillions and bring in something completely different.

    Cabaye is next to go and Anita will be put in to replace him…not so bad to be fair.

    Ashley will have more in the bank in August than he does now because three purples will have left and only soft pinks brought in

    Colo next…but all know that don’t we?

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  • CisseIsALegend

    May 29, 2013 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #28

    I think we should buy 2 strikers (ibrahimovic and Rooney) 1 winger (either Ronaldo or messi) 1 centre back (Sergio Ramos or pique) and 1 centre mid (pirlo or fabregas). Even if we only get a couple of those ill be happy. You guys may as well be asking for these players the ways yous are going on about buying unrealistic targets ie. aubameyang and sakho.

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  • Cisse's Big Toe

    May 29, 2013 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #29

    i think we will sell ben arfa to fund carroll as pardew has made him his number one target

    nothing like progression is there

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  • TorqToon

    May 29, 2013 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #30

    Cisseisalegend – so it’s Wayne bridge all the way then yeah?? And a New contract for shola and pards.

    Glad that got straightened out…

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  • cyprus

    May 29, 2013 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #31

    CisseIsALegend,
    Those players sound decent :0 except Pique. He is terrible, no s—.

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  • Cisse's Big Toe

    May 29, 2013 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #32

    cisseisalegend

    sakho is not unrealistic he wants out, we have a good name in france, he doesnt get a game at the moment and he would be first choice in our squad with half of the up and coming france team

    aubameyang would have joined us in jan if he didnt have a cup final with ASSE now his stock has risen and the deal is hitting stumbling blocks due to ‘bigger’ clubs being interested

    it still isnt dead and neither target is unrealistic

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  • TorqToon

    May 29, 2013 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #33

    CBT – Well said.

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  • tequilamag

    May 29, 2013 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #34

    The transfer window has not even opened yet and people are already writing it off as a failure. It was the same in Jan when people said we would not buy anyone. Crazy idea but why not just have an open-mind rather than assuming the world is about to end.

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  • Cisse's Big Toe

    May 29, 2013 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #35

    surely we have to aim high in our targets?

    we do need some more prem league experience though, we are crying out for an experienced head in cm, someone of the carrick mould, as well as some wingers that can actually deliver a ball

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  • magpiemover

    May 29, 2013 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #36

    some of our fans are clueless wanting to sell ben arfa
    he our most talented player we got , even if we got 30 million i would not sell , because ashley wont relace hium with the same sort of qaulity , we need to build our sqaud around players like him

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    May 29, 2013 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #37

    Lads,

    Do you not think we should be looking at balancing this squad up a bit?

    I think we need some English players in with Prem experience.

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  • TorqToon

    May 29, 2013 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #38

    Tequila….remember when people said we didn’t stand a chance in getting Yanga and sissoko????

    Some people just thrive off negativity.

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  • CisseIsALegend

    May 29, 2013 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #39

    Yep. I was actually thinking we should buy Alan smith back as well. I’m not saying we won’t buy a couple good players but I think if we get our hopes up we’ll just be let down. We’re more than capable because we signed MYM.

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  • Oldgit1

    May 29, 2013 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #40

    Just because west ham offered 15m for him doesn’t mean he is worth that. I believe Ashley is being clever and is thinking if andy refuses to go to west ham and wants to join his home town, he will turn them down and with no other team being interested ashly will put in a late bid of 8-10m on a take it or leave it offer. Liverpool will crumble and accept our offer. It is down to andy holding fast. I believe he will be back. I don’t think he will be the only striker we will buy as he will be out for upto 4 months but can see him replacing shola.

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