West Ham May Be Giving Up On Carroll – Turn To Wilfried Bony


West Ham had a £15M bid for Andy Carroll accepted by Liverpool, but as we reported earlier today the former Newcastle striker is dragging his feet on committing to the east London side, as he hopes that Newcastle will come in for him.

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Wilfried Bony – West Ham now interested in Newcastle target

24 year-old Carroll is currently on holiday in the United States with his girlfriend, but it seems West Ham may be turning to other strikers, just in case Andy turns them down when he returns from the states.

The Hammers failed in a bid last week for Sevilla striker Alvaro Negredo, and news today that they have already held talks with Wilfried Bony’s representatives. 🙁

And of course Newcastle have been linked heavily with the 24 year-old Vitesse striker and Ivory Coast International, who scored 37 goals in 37 games last season for the Dutch side, who finished 4th in the Eredivisie.

West Ham are also said to be tracking Stuttgart’s 25 year-old Martin Harnik, an Austrian international who can also play out on the wing, and they are also considering a move for former Chelsea striker Salomon Kalou, and the 27 year-old left Chelsea as a free agent last summer and signed for Lille.

So it seems that West Ham are lining up some replacements – but if Andy does turn down West Ham it will leave an interesting situation this summer, since Newcastle will not meet that £15M that Liverpool will demand for their striker.

We’d give Liverpool £10M at most probably – and that would add up to a £25M loss for Liverpool on the Geordie lad, in a short thirty months.

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102 comments so far

  • Ginger

    Jun 9, 2013 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #1

    Not too sure about Bony.

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  • Newcastle Brown Alien

    Jun 9, 2013 at 10:46 PM

    Comment #2

    unproven but bony is immense looking, i’d take him and i don’t want west ham to get him

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  • Ginger

    Jun 9, 2013 at 10:49 PM

    Comment #3

    Newcastle Brown Alien

    I’ve only seen highlights of him but I don’t like the way he plays his game. Seems very slow and sluggish.

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  • Marty-Toon

    Jun 9, 2013 at 10:57 PM

    Comment #4

    Bony isn’t slow but he’s not Walcott either.
    37 goals in 37 games,what’s not to like ?
    Ok ts an inferior league but if ya know where the onion bag is then it shouldn’t be that difficult to get 20 goals in England for a striker of his quality

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  • Graeme

    Jun 9, 2013 at 10:58 PM

    Comment #5

    Carroll or Wilfried Bony?? Just NO contest, it has to be Bony all day long.

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  • archaeomag

    Jun 9, 2013 at 11:00 PM

    Comment #6

    The use of the word “could” is quite out of hand;
    The whole world of football is now hypothetical and unreal . . .

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  • archaeomag

    Jun 9, 2013 at 11:01 PM

    Comment #7

    . . errrr not that ED actually used it . .this time

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    Jun 9, 2013 at 11:02 PM

    Comment #8

    Could he work well with Cisse?

    Love to see a fast striker brought in

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  • AH

    Jun 9, 2013 at 11:03 PM

    Comment #9

    Ginger he is far from slow and sluggish ,the lad has explosive pace and is strong on the ball and has a good footballing brain . I would compare him with Obafemi Martins but with more skill . Cant see him joining either us or West ham he will go too a club in the champions league .

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  • SupaToonKid

    Jun 9, 2013 at 11:09 PM

    Comment #10

    I’d rather have Altidore than Bony tbh. Still dreaming about Aubameyang or Doumbia though lol 😉

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  • donkey

    Jun 9, 2013 at 11:11 PM

    Comment #11

    as much as i would like carroll back i would much prefere us to go for bony even if you lose him for a few games every year to afcon hes a pefect number 9 wo score all type of goals

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  • dbpjake

    Jun 9, 2013 at 11:17 PM

    Comment #12

    I’m sorry but Bony IS slow. nearly all of his goals last season were poachers goals. we already have a poacher in cisse. he isn’t tall either so he isn’t going to win too many headers from all the long balls

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    Jun 9, 2013 at 11:18 PM

    Comment #13

    Sould destroying the lack of news coming out the club..

    Terrible this part of the year!

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  • croftus5678

    Jun 9, 2013 at 11:21 PM

    Comment #14

    bony wins and no contest.
    not really fussed if he links with cisse or not as he will be great striker with or without cisse.
    he’s not fast or slow but has a good shot is very strong and knows where to be at the right time.
    besides i think he’s above who we should be attracting (i.e. he should be in a top 4-6 club) but something tell’s me his buddy tiote can convince him to join us.

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  • jimmysmith

    Jun 9, 2013 at 11:23 PM

    Comment #15

    Newcastle under Ashley really are very good in the transfer market. Take out the poor judgement exhibited last close season and astonishingly so.

    In fact, if we hadn’t of been so canny transfer wise we probably wouldn’t have even found ourselves in that position in the first place.

    Although it appears to be crunch time again. I guess if there’s been a failing its been in timing not method.

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  • Newcastle Brown Alien

    Jun 9, 2013 at 11:23 PM

    Comment #16

    donkey, afcon is every 4 years

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  • dbpjake

    Jun 9, 2013 at 11:24 PM

    Comment #17

    if Pardew can rotate between Cisse and Bony then yes, sign him up. But i doubt that will be possible

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    Jun 9, 2013 at 11:28 PM

    Comment #18

    We need 2 up top next season.

    I very much doubt Pardew will be starting with a lone striker with the pressure to get off to a good start.

    Ba’s replacement is coming in and the two of them will be starting.

    Just my two cents.

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  • donkey

    Jun 9, 2013 at 11:31 PM

    Comment #19

    bony is not slow hes explosive you only have to be qwick over 5 10 yards to have the edge over your opponent when you play upfront and plus he has a lot more to his game to have to rely on pace Toon-Prodigy Jozy Altidore would love it if nufc could get hold of him looks like he has got all the tools there to make it to the very top saying that would love it if nufc sighned both players

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  • No Plain Saylor

    Jun 9, 2013 at 11:31 PM

    Comment #20

    So sick of hearing about Carroll.
    For 60k a week, 8 million transfer fee, if he wasnt injury prone, id have him, he meets none of these requirements..

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  • jimmysmith

    Jun 9, 2013 at 11:34 PM

    Comment #21

    Yeah, I think he wants to play two up top, trouble is he still has the same problem he had but couldn’t solve all last season. His best finisher doesn’t know how to work effectively in tandem and he apparently can’t help him.

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  • No Plain Saylor

    Jun 9, 2013 at 11:34 PM

    Comment #22

    Donkey, Id have Altidore over Bony and Carroll, cheaper too

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  • dbpjake

    Jun 9, 2013 at 11:37 PM

    Comment #23

    I’d also give Altidore another chance in this league

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  • jimmysmith

    Jun 9, 2013 at 11:38 PM

    Comment #24

    Every time I hear a criticism of Carroll I feel a welling up of emotion and I have bite my lip and count to to ten. Time to move on Jimmy. So sad!

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  • donkey

    Jun 9, 2013 at 11:39 PM

    Comment #25

    No Plain Saylor how much would Altidore cost and do you recon his club would let him go

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    Jun 9, 2013 at 11:40 PM

    Comment #26

    Don’t know who this Altidore is to be honest.

    If it came to it, who would you have between Remy and Ba?

    That’s a tough one like.

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  • dbpjake

    Jun 9, 2013 at 11:44 PM

    Comment #27

    Prodigy – on a footballing note i’d have Remy, i think he’s the better player.

    But i don’t hold any grudges against Ba, i do against Remy.

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  • No Plain Saylor

    Jun 9, 2013 at 11:44 PM

    Comment #28

    Remy and Ba both fcuked us in different ways, as a player Remy, as a person Ba.

    Donkey Id say £8m could surely prie him away? I mught be wrong, but tha seems reasonable. Hes quick for a strong lad too!

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  • SupaToonKid

    Jun 9, 2013 at 11:46 PM

    Comment #29

    If Cabaye or Ben Arfa does go, I believe we’d need to make a double raid on AZ and snatch up Maher as a CAM/CM replacement with Altidore (as I said above) probably our best shot at a reasonable price for a quality new striker. 2 of Mertens, Chadli, Wijnaldum & Lens would do nicely for the new wingers we need. Eredivisie should definitely be the focus of our transfers this summer IMO.

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  • jimmysmith

    Jun 9, 2013 at 11:46 PM

    Comment #30

    Last word on Carroll (honest), if I were his advisor/dad I’d encourage to see out his contract at Liverpool to improve his ground game under Rodgers and leave in full control of his destiny as a free agent while still a young man with it all ahead of him.

    Liverpool will accommodate him if he stays. They won’t freeze him out as he remains an asset and a weapon.

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  • Newcastle Brown Alien

    Jun 9, 2013 at 11:50 PM

    Comment #31

    Why do people want altidore, he was bollocks at hull

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  • SupaToonKid

    Jun 9, 2013 at 11:51 PM

    Comment #32

    If we sold no key players but got rid of the fringe.

    I’d be happy if we brought in:

    Okoré
    Mertens
    Altidore

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  • SupaToonKid

    Jun 9, 2013 at 11:57 PM

    Comment #33

    Newcastle Brown Alien

    Cos he was in a Hull side that was horrendous and they couldn’t provide him with many chances. I swear a load’ve of his appearances were from the subs bench too. He was very inexperienced at only 19/20 at the time. Since then he has come on in leaps and bounds at AZ and he seems a much better player than back then.

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    Jun 9, 2013 at 11:57 PM

    Comment #34

    I think Remy and Ben Arfa would create alot in a 4-3-3 for Cisse. And grab there fair share if they managed some consistency staying injury free.

    Tiote Sitting, Cabaye just infront. Sissoko box to box.

    Lethal combination at St James.

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  • No Plain Saylor

    Jun 9, 2013 at 11:58 PM

    Comment #35

    SupaToonKid,
    I would love Okore too, ahead of Sakho even.
    But i read an interview from him today, he rejected chelsea in january, and said today he is qite happy to stay where he is for another two years and develop his game, sadly..

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  • jimmysmith

    Jun 9, 2013 at 11:58 PM

    Comment #36

    yes, the core of the squad held in tact and quality additions in those 3 positions, striker, winger and less so but why not, centre back.

    There are also 6- 10 players on our books who are surplus and could /should be replaced by 3 quality signings and the rest by promising young players of which you’d hope 2-3 would eventually step up.

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  • donkey

    Jun 10, 2013 at 12:01 AM

    Comment #37

    only have to look at drogba for an example a lot of clubs turned him down for a just a million pounds he was a late developer before he started to make a name for himself he was like 25 -26

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  • jimmysmith

    Jun 10, 2013 at 12:06 AM

    Comment #38

    Newcastle will struggle to ever get a better 4 th choice centre back than Willo, and more importantly he seems happy enough to accept that role. I’d keep him until Streete or Goode are ready to fill his boots. One more season, at least.

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  • Newcastle Brown Alien

    Jun 10, 2013 at 12:08 AM

    Comment #39

    supatoonkid, yeah but we don’t provide either either, and to be honest a goal scoring record in the eredivisie is misleading, i fear should he come here he’d be like afonso alves

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  • 89Norcal

    Jun 10, 2013 at 12:27 AM

    Comment #40

    Dont know why but I’m starting to warm up to AC coming back. As long as he makes Pool bend over backwards to sell to us for cheap.

    Bony will have more interest in him so it’s very possible we could be priced out for him anyway. I just think AC with the fans behind him can be a real force.

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