First sign of Summer – Andy Carroll to Newcastle claims already
Andy Carroll is now looking for a new club this upcoming transfer window.
The striker was sent home from training on Monday after a clash with manager David Moyes, according to widespread media reporting.
West Ham were hammered 4-1 at home by Manchester City on Sunday and the former Newcastle striker headed back to the changing rooms, once the three Hammers substitutions had been made.
The West Ham boss clearly not happy with the perceived lack of team/squad spirit.
The lack of effort was embarrassing enough on the pitch, without Moyes then seeing Andy Carroll presumably going off in the huff because he hadn’t been brought on.
The reports say that David Moyes then wanted to discuss the matter at the club’s Rush Green training ground, only for it to end in an argument and the player sent home.
It is expected that Andy Carroll will be fined the maximum two weeks wages and it remains to be seen whether he’s included in West Ham’s matchday squad, never mind team, for their final three games of the season.
With only a year left on his contract and set to turn 30 in January, speculation has now ramped up about his future, with media claims the striker could be on his way back to Newcastle.
Newcastle fans will be experiencing serious feelings of deja vu, as this story has been run pretty much every transfer window since he left St James Park in a helicopter back in January 2011.
Liverpool paid £35m back then, before recouping around £17m from West Ham in Summer 2013.
What he is ‘worth’ now is anybody’ guess.
Amazingly, in the seven and a half years since he left Newcastle, Andy Carroll has failed to get double figures in a Premier League season for any other club.
Back in 2010/11, Carroll scored 11 goals in 18 PL starts (plus one off the bench) for Newcastle.
Then only twice since leaving Newcastle has the forward managed to start more than 15 league games in a season, starting only 59 Premier League games in the five years since making his move to West Ham permanent.
You can never say never about anything but you would be amazed if Rafa Benitez had even the remotest interest in Andy Carroll, particularly with the massive wages that would be expected to be at least matched.
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