There has been a lot of news recently about Newcastle wanting to get Andy Carroll back to Newcastle in January, with the Chronicle bringing out an exclusive yesterday that West Ham would offer Carroll to Newcastle in January, but since that report came out West Ham have denied it completely.
Andy Carroll – why he’s not coming home
The basis of that news is that Andy is very expensive for West Ham with a huge wage, and yet he is all too often out injured and is again missing half a season this season after being out until January last season.
That’s why he’s an expensive player, but in a question and answer session with fans West Ham co Chairman David Gold was asked if he would sell Andy Carroll to Newcastle – here’s the Q and A that went on:
Question: If you were offered £10M for AC from Newcastle, would you think about accepting it?
Answer from Gold: No I wouldn’t.
That’s probably the best response to give in public by Gold even if it isn’t exactly the truth – but West Ham will not sell Andy to Newcastle for peanuts either – so one reason we think he will not return to Tyneside is that Mike Ashley will simply not pay the money for him.
That’s the first reason Andy will not be coming home, and that reason shouldn’t be too much of a shock to Newcastle fans.
The second reason is that Andy is on a (very) high wage at West Ham, and Newcastle will not offer him the same wage to come back to Newcastle, especially when he is so injury prone.
And the third reason is what the Chronicle is reporting today, that Andy is happy and settled in London, and wants to repay West Ham for the loyalty they have shown him since he’s been in London, and out injured for long periods.
Andy’s been consistent on saying that since he joined West Ham, and his agent Mark Curtis has told the Chronicle today there is “not a chance” he will return to Newcastle.
This is also what a close friend has told the Chronicle about the former Newcastle talisman:
“Andy is really happy in London.¨ “He’s settled and he just wants to get back to scoring goals for West Ham.”“He’s working very hard on fitness and hopes to be back on the pitch soon.”
We thought the best chance Andy could arrive back at Newcastle was if we arranged a loan deal for him from January through the end of the season, and that would be if Andy cannot get his place in the West Ham side, and wants to play first team football elsewhere.
The two new West Ham strikers Diafra Sakho and Enner Valencia have been playing very well since being signed in the summer, and there is talk that Andy may find it difficult to get his place back up front, when he returns from injury sometime next month.
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