Sensational news. There are reports tonight that Newcastle have made a season-long loan bid for Liverpool striker Andy Carroll.
AC, who was sold to Liverpool in January 2011 for a record £35 million has been linked with a move away from Anfield since the arrival of new boss Brendan Rodgers.
Former Toon boss Sam Allardyce has already declared he’d love to take Carroll to West Ham, but now – Sky Sources, along with several newspapers and journalists are reporting that Newcastle have made their move.
NUFC have made a season-long loan bid for Andy Carroll, with the option to buy him for £17 million at the end of the spell.
The fee according to the Evening Chronicle’s Lee Ryder, however, will be closer to £13 million. Furthermore, according to the Mirror, NUFC will pay Carroll up to £75,000 p/w in a break away from the club’s recently introduced wage structure.
For the record, we would be delighted to see Andy Carroll return to NUFC, but as an additional striker and not a replacement for the top forwards at the club.
Carroll will bring a different dimension to our game, and playing in front of his loyal fans may inspire him to achieve the greatness he once ditched for a move to Merseyside. A strike force of Ba, Cisse and Carroll is one to savour.
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