The Mail is reporting today that West Ham will put Andy Carroll up for sale in January, and that he could even make a return to Newcastle United – his home town club.
Andy Carroll – while at Newcastle
The news is that Newcastle would be prepared to take Andy back to Tyneside for a fee in the region of £8M, but that he would have to drop his wage demands – he is said to be getting a massive £85K/week at West Ham – where he signed a massive six year deal sixteen months ago.
West Ham have signed Ecuador striker Enner Valencia and Metz striker Diafra Sakho in the summer, and Sakho again scored yesterday in the 2-1 defeat at Manchester United, and both strikers have looked good so far this season.
It seems that Newcastle would be interested in taking Andy back, but a loan deal would probably be the best way, at least initially, and Newcastle could gauge how well he does at Newcastle, before possibly making the deal permanent next summer.
Newcastle sold Andy to Liverpool for a massive £35M in January of 2011 to Liverpool, but since then the 6′ 4″ striker has been continually plagued by injury, and he missed half of last season through injury and has not played a game so far this season – due to injury.
It’s hardly been a good deal for West Ham, for a player who is on such huge wages at the east London club.
Newcastle will attempt to get a striker in over the January transfer window, since scoring goals has been one of Newcastle’s weakness so far this season.
Alan Pardew is known to be keen on bringing Andy back home, but whether Newcastle would still be interested in Carroll should Pardew be fired as the Newcastle manager, is a good question.
What do you think?
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