We must be entering a summer transfer window again, because The Sun is reporting that Andy Carroll would like to return to play for Newcastle United, and Andy has been out injured again for months, but he was shown on TV on Sunday watching the game, and it would be interesting to know who he wanted to win the game – Newcastle no doubt.
Andy Carroll – wants to return to Newcastle
Since Andy left Newcastle almost four and half years ago, he’s had a very bad time of it with all kinds of injuries, although this season when he did play for the Hammers, he was very good and could change a game.
But he is just too injury prone to pay the lad the high wages and a big transfer fee to get him back into his local club.
And in retrospect selling Andy for £35M to Liverpool was probably the best deal Mike Ashley has ever made at the club.
Andy’s played for West for the last three seasons, but he has only 54 appearances with 14 goals in that period, which illustrates how often he’s been out injured.
He played only 14 games with 5 goals this season before he was crocked again.
Andy is on sky-high wages at West Ham, and if he moved to Newcastle he would need to take a pay cut, but he’s just not worth it, given what you get out of the Gateshead lad, because of all this injuries.
While it doesn’t surprise us that Carroll will be linked with Newcastle this summer, (whether or not he really wants to return), Alan Pardew was the man who was keen on bringing him back home, and Alan’s now gone.
It makes a good story in the papers, but Andy seems too expensive, given the production on the field you get out of the 26 year-old 9 times capped England International, because of all his injuries.
Andy wouldn’t be good value.
What do you think?