As we´ve said a number of times Andy Carroll is a very expensive player for West Ham United, with the London club paying out close to £17M for the Geordie striker in the summer of 2013 and paying him around £90K/week in wages on a six year deal.
That´s a lot of money to pay our for a player who misses an awful lot of games through various injuries he picks up.
A very young Andy Carroll while at Newcastle with short hair
Of course that´s no fault of the Gateshead lad, but when you look at the finances of it – it´s not a good situation for West Ham.
If they could get a decent fee for him the Hammers would let him go, but with the Times in a recent article suggesting £18M would be the fee – there´s no way any club – including Newcastle – would pay that out for the 9 times capped England striker.
And any club would need to get close to matching Andy´s very high wages for the local lad to move.
Andy is an excellent player when in form and fit, but he would not be a good buy for Newcastle – we already have far too many injuries in our squad and we should be looking to cut those down.
West Ham Co-Chairman David Sullivan has said he thinks Andy would only leave West Ham for his home town club:
“Andy is doing a great job, he’s a part of the club and part of the team,”
“I think it’s very unlikely he’d want to go anywhere. I mean, realistically, he has got a fiance and a baby in this area.”
“Whether he’d go back to Newcastle to go back to his home, I wouldn’t think there’s any other club he would go to apart from Newcastle,”
Translation of those words from David Sullivan – Newcastle – are you interested in Andy?
With Andy being a local lad and a huge Newcastle fan, it´s always a temptation to try to being him back to Tyneside – but we don´t think that´s going to happen.
He´s just far too expensive in terms of the fee and his wages – given the number of games he plays.
What do you think?
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