Newcastle Keen To Sign Andy Carroll In January


Newcastle will need to get a striker in during the January transfer window, who can help out up front and score some goals for us, and it would seem that our best chance of getting somebody in is to get Andy Carroll from West Ham United.

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Andy Carroll at West Ham

For the second season running, Andy will miss about half the season with injury, and he has been dogged by injury ever since he left Newcastle United in January of 2011 for £35M, when he left for Liverpool, but four years after departing his home town club he could make a return.

That’s even more likely if Alan Pardew is still the manager in a few months time, since Pardew has always wanted Andy back at Newcastle.

And there’s news in the Chronicle today, something they are calling an exclusive, that West Ham are open to offers for Andy Carroll in the January transfer window,  and it seems they would be happy enough if Newcastle made some kind of offer to take Andy off their books.

West Ham have signed Diafra Sakho and Enner Valencia in the summer, two former Newcastle striker targets, and both are playing well at the east London club, and with Andy Carroll on massive wages and a long term contract at the Hammers, it looks like they may want to cut their losses on the Geordie striker.

We’re not sure a permanent deal in January would be good for Newcastle, because after all Andy has had a terrible injury record over the last four years, and the best bet for Newcastle could be to take the Gateshead lad on loan for the rest of the season,  with an option to buy the striker in the summer.

Alan Pardew wants more players with Premier League experience and he also wants more English players in the squad, and Andy ticks both of those boxes.

Getting Andy Carroll on loan  in early January would be good, but we would then hope he can stay fit through the end of the season.

And finally, with all the extra money there will be in the Premier League starting in 2016,  owner Mike Ashley will be keen to keep the Magpies in England’s top flight where clubs could make £100M or more every May from the TV rights.

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12 comments so far

  • Jeff from Benwell

    Oct 12, 2014 at 8:34 AM

    Comment #1

    Ashley will , if he follows his usual pattern , as soon as it is viable , float the club on the stock market …at one time there was a chance the fans would get first refusal but the big mouths have probably knackered that idea

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  • Ron Knee

    Oct 12, 2014 at 8:44 AM

    Comment #2

    Madness if they sign him.

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Oct 12, 2014 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #3

    With regard to the Rangers protest. In business there is no such thing as bad publicity. Those bluenosed idiots have just given Ashley a few million quids worth of free advertising.

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  • sparky55

    Oct 12, 2014 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #4

    Whats the point in paying anybody to play only half a season due to injury because he’ll have to score a goal a game in the games he does play to be a good investment.

    his wages are sky high, he’s nothing but average, and his injury record is appalling…what the hell’s the point.

    …which basically means Pardew will pull out all the stops to buy him!

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  • BuckLuck

    Oct 12, 2014 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #5

    Please no!

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  • ToonMatt

    Oct 12, 2014 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #6

    Relegation is guaranteed and this story is garbage the parasite AKA Mike Ashley will not spend money on a striker he would have done it by now.

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  • MonkseatonMag

    Oct 12, 2014 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #7

    He ticks all the boxes;-
    1. Not just injury prone but REALLY injury prone.
    2. He’s on MASSIVE wages
    3. He’s a troublemaker off the pitch.
    4. He’s not premiership proven due to injuries.
    5 He’ll be a massive disruption.
    6. He’s not really that good

    ………..Still, he’ll be an improvement on what we have now!

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  • Papavasilou

    Oct 12, 2014 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #8

    “Keen”? He’s being offered around, Newcastle might be willing to consider a bid. I wouldn’t call that “keen” like.

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  • Papavasilou

    Oct 12, 2014 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #9

    ToonMatt – how is relegation guaranteed?

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  • lesh

    Oct 12, 2014 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #10

    Jeff from Benwell…..

    You still posting on here?

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  • musomag

    Oct 12, 2014 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #11

    What a load of balls.

    When he wasn’t being a bell end off the pitch I liked him when he was here as a player but he has since become an overpriced, overpaid sick note.

    Unless we are desperate for someone to keep our treatment bench warm. No thanks

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  • wynsleap

    Oct 12, 2014 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #12

    Stupid suggestion. But wouldn’t put anything beyond this inept lot. Maybe Ashley might think he can get him to score a few goals and then sell him again for another £35m. Idiots.

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