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Carroll Back In Toon For £20m/£10m/10p?

10 years ago

Rather bizarrely, the idle chat of Andy Carroll potentially coming back to Newcastle appears to be gathering some momentum, certainly at the scouse end of things.

All kinds of figures are being speculated, with figures as far apart as ten and twenty million.

I wouldn’t be putting any money on seeing the ponytailed one in black & white again but clearly he is at a club that don’t want him and Newcastle United are a club in desperate need of another striker.

When Carroll left there was a predictable war of words as player and chairman blamed each other for the move, though subsequently when the two teams met Derek Llambias went so far as to tell off the Newcastle fans for being naughty boys in giving the player dogs abuse.

Another element you can’t ignore in this game of fantasy football is the angle that Mike Ashley could potentially buy back a player for £15m that they sold for around £35m, nobody can tell me that wouldn’t appeal to his sense of humour/mischief.

Small matters such as ninety grand wages would need to be negotiated but the fact of the matter is that Liverpool have bought a player they have instantly/belatedly decided doesn’t fit their team and sooner or later they have to cut their losses.

Can’t imagine him going abroad and definitely can’t see likes of Manchester City/United, Arsenal or Chelsea taking him on, so it does leave you wondering where Andy Carroll could end up.

Personally, the idea of Carroll playing up front with Ba has massive potential. I would confidently predict any vocal disquiet at the Newcastle end would be gone by the time we saw him on the pitch.

On loan with a view to transfer wouldn’t break Mike Ashley’s rigid budgets in the current transfer window. Funnier (and not so funny) things have happened before at Newcastle United.


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