Newcastle Striker Target Going Nowhere


There has been some speculation that Andy Carroll will be returning to Newcastle on loan in January, and after he posted a picture on his Instagram account of St James Park last week, there was speculation in the Chronicle that could be a hint he is on his way back home.

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Andy Carroll while at home town club Newcastle

But there is news once again coming out of the West Ham club refuting that claim.

West Ham co-owner David Sullivan has made it clear in an interview with the West Ham website ClaretandHugh, that Andy is going nowhere:

“Andy Carroll is a very important member of the squad, he was sensational when he came on against Aston Villa.”

Andy has just come back from another long time on the sidelines with an injury,  and he did look in good form in the Aston Villa game, and will likely be facing Newcastle a week on Saturday when we visit  Upton Park.

The speculation that the injury prone Geordie lad may be leaving the Hammers has been fueled by the good form of new strikers Enner Valencia and Diafra Sakho.

Diafra especially has been in good form with 7 goals in his first nine games for the Hammers, and he was brought on as a sub for Senegal in their 1-0 win in Egypt over the weekend in the African Cup of Nations – his 3rd full cap.

Not bad for a player who played in the second division of French football for Metz last season.

Enner has 3 goals in 11 appearances for West Ham, and both strikers were said to be Newcastle targets in the summer, but we suppose their transfer fees were too high for owner Mike Ashley.

That was especially true of Valencia, who cost £12M from Mexican side Pachuca, after starring for Ecuador in the World Cup over the summer.

Newcastle brought in Ayoze Perez for £1.6M in the summer from Tenerife, and the Spanish striker has looked good, and we also have Facundo Ferreyra on loan from Shakhtar Donetsk for the season, but we have yet to see him make his debut for Newcastle.

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14 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 17, 2014 at 8:50 AM

    Comment #1

    RECORD. CHANGE. PLEASE !!!

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  • beermonkey

    Nov 17, 2014 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #2

    if I had a pound for every cabaye and carol story I had read on here I could afford to bring them both back to the club inc there wages

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  • jayphoto

    Nov 17, 2014 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #3

    Hes reportedly on between 90-100k p/w with 3 1/2 years to go!
    Marrying an Essex girl and just spent millions building a house there. West Ham won’t want rid of him while Big Sam is there! Hes still a good age, if he puts together a run of fitness he’ll be straight back in the England set up (always looked decent at international)
    Reckon West Ham will still harbour hopes of him re-becoming a 35m player.
    No chance hes coming here! If he moves itd more likely be to Spurs or QPR as theyre the only clubs that would want him that could match the wages

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  • jayphoto

    Nov 17, 2014 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #4

    If we sign Cabaye and Carroll in jan tho…. Maybe Ba too? 😉
    Wed still be 2 centre halfs down!

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  • cyprus

    Nov 17, 2014 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #5

    All these injuries are bad news, but, with our new found ‘depth’ this may be a chance for players to come back in and shine: e.g. Davide, Tiote, Gouffran, even Williamson who wasn’t our worst player when losing and Newcastle became synonymous.

    Rotation, it’s where it’s at for the PL.

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  • cyprus

    Nov 17, 2014 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #6

    Jay,
    please don’t remind Ed of Cabaye! I’m trying to wean him off that player 😉

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  • saliba91

    Nov 17, 2014 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #7

    What’s with the toon always being linked with sickys on the doctors table lol ayoze perez is our new machine.

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  • ash1001

    Nov 17, 2014 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #8

    Its all about folks logging onto the site for ED, hence the repeated posts.
    Come on ED, some new stuff if you have any

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  • Sav

    Nov 17, 2014 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #9

    Crippled by injuries and you want to bring back Carroll?? We aren’t the place for him and he’s definitely not the player for us. Move along, please…

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  • Sav

    Nov 17, 2014 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #10

    Willo and Dummett deserves a shot. The fact Dummett’s emergence has allowed Colo to play on the right or centre may be a contributory factor to our recent ‘iron curtain’ defence.

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  • Sav

    Nov 17, 2014 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #11

    ‘right of centre’

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  • Menelauos

    Nov 17, 2014 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #12

    Id be happy to take big Andy back but no chance anymore lets just take the money and run. If we made some transfers we’d easily be in Europe and strog enough to be consistent. (Maybe sell Santon I reckon he’s to predictable). Bring in Alderwield, Grenier, Doumbia, Ayew (and maybe and extra Centrd back if we lose Mbiwa like Williams from Swansea.
    My ideal Newcastle line up:
    Krul
    Janmaat Collo Alderwield Haidara
    Colback Tiote
    Cabella Sissoko Ayew
    Doumbia

    Subs: Woodman, Williams, Dummett, Abeid, Grenier, Perez.

    Although I guess it’s just a pipe dream.

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  • Menelauos

    Nov 17, 2014 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #13

    Oh and Aarons.

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  • lesh

    Nov 17, 2014 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #14

    Of course David Sullivan would say hands off Carroll. He knows how to play the market rather than put ‘for sale’ on every player as Ashley does!

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