It’s Sunday and we have the Sunday papers out and maybe the big news on Newcastle is from former Chronicle sportswriter Alan Oliver, who’s now at the Sunday People and they are claiming that Newcastle head coach Steve McClaren would like Andy Carroll back on Tyneside – but it’s on a pay as you go deal.
Andy Carroll – pay as you play deal
There are a couple of problems with Andy coming back to Newcastle, and one is his injury record which is not good, and in his last three years at West Ham he has been fit for less than half their games and has played only 56 games with 14 goals and 12 assists.
Andy is also on very high wages at West Ham and gets anywhere from £80K – £100K a week at West Ham, and those are huge wages for a player who doesn’t play many games.
The People are reporting Newcastle are offering Andy a pay as you play deal – where he would only get paid if he was available for a game and not injured – and it could even be that Newcastle are willing to pay only when Andy appears in a game.
But why would Carroll want to accept that – when he has a lucrative contract at the Hammers which still has four years to run – and when he’s fit he still seems to get into the West Ham team.
Mark Curtis is Andy’s agent, and there’s no way he would accept this offer from Newcastle.
It would be a good deal for Newcastle of course, because we’d only pay for production from Andy Carroll – which is probably why West Ham are willing to unload him, because he’s on what could be a very expensive contract for them – which was for six years.
The rumors about Carroll come every summer that he may return to Newcastle, and Steve McClaren mentioned he would like an old-fashioned striker at Newcastle and people put two and two together and came up with – it must be Andy Carroll.
We’d be surprised if Newcastle are considering trying to bring Andy back to Tyneside – even on a pay as you play deal.
About two fans in three do not want Newcastle to sign Andy Carroll this summer.
What do you think?