This Transfer Story Is Hard To Believe

Another transfer window is coming up so we suppose more stories are coming out that Newcastle want to sign 26 year-old West Ham United striker Andy Carroll, who we let move to Liverpool almost five years ago for £35M and Andy has been dogged by persistent injuries ever since.

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Andy Carroll – coming back to Newcastle

That deal has turned out to be one of the best deals Newcastle ever made so we’re not sure why we would want to bring Andy back to Newcastle given his injury record since he left.

At best Andy is available to play in about half of the games because of his injuries.

Andy struggled to nail down a place at Liverpool before he was sent out on loan to West Ham in the summer of 2012 where he spent the season on loan before signing on permanently at West Ham the following summer for around £15M on a six year deal that runs out in 2019.

Andy was injured in February and had to have knee surgery,  but he’s come back to play seven times for West Ham this season with one goal – and that was the brilliant winner against Chelsea and yes – it was a header.

But we’d be very surprised if there is any truth in the reports coming out that Newcastle want to sign Andy Carroll in January.

In the three and a half years he’s played at West Ham his appearances have been limited to 63 with 15 goals and 12 assists.

When Andy does play he is (very) effective,  but he doesn’t play enough to warrant such huge wages – and that’s the problem.

While playing at his home town club he made 91 appearances for the Magpies with 33 goals and 21 assists before leaving for Liverpool.

What do you think?

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