Liverpool will have their number 9 Andy Carroll back at the end of the campaign as West Ham manager claimed that they cannot afford the big fella. However, sooner rather than later Liverpool are likely to off load Andy Carroll as he does not fit the system and once again Newcastle are interested in signing the striker they made.
Carroll joined the reds back in January 2011 for a fee that still stands as the British transfer record as Liverpool paid 35 million for the Geordie forward. The former Newcastle man had then scored 11 goals in 19 appearances in the premier league and was their prized asset.
The tyneside were reluctant to sell their star man but when Liverpool came up with such a massive bid, there was always going to be one result. The reds were selling their own star striker Fernando Torres on the deadline day, needed an urgent replacement and hence Newcastle forced them to pay over the odds for a striker who could never come good after signing for them.
Leaving more direct style at Newcastle for pass and move football at Liverpool, Dalglish soon realized that his very own signing does not really suit the system and the record breaking man was dropped to the bench in the third game of the season. Although Carroll did get his opportunities when Suarez was banned but overall he was mediocre for the reds.
Skipping whatever happened last summer to his current situation. Carroll is doing a decent job for the hammers lately but they are unlikely to pay the asking price or his high wages next season. For now, other than West Ham, only Newcastle are linked with their former number 9.
Supposedly, the speculated 7 million is the likely offer from Newcastle then? Rodgers will surely look to sell Carroll to add to funds for the summer transfer window and will probably laugh and ignore the mentioned amount. Still, if there are no other suitors, what will Rodgers do? Make Carroll sit on the bench mostly and let him earn 90k a week, perhaps YES?
On the other hand, Carroll knows that a bit-part role awaits him at Liverpool. Will he be looking to take a pay cut and leave Merseyside in search of first team football, especially if his former club comes calling, perhaps YES? Another loan option hoping that Andy will be a hit and someone will be ready to pay more for him does not make much sense. That way Liverpool will only be following the same path they did with Italian Alberto Aquilani.
Newcastle are well aware of the fact that Rodgers and Liverpool do not really want to keep Andy Carroll. Similarly, Liverpool also have that idea that Newcastle need someone like Carroll to diminish their current problems. The Reds will hold the cards this summer as far as Carroll is concerned and should at least look for a sum of 15 odd million for him.
7 million is obviously a joke of an offer for a player who is still young and does great if played to his strengths. However, in the light of above mentioned aspects, if there are no other clubs interested, can Newcastle exploit Liverpool again especially if Carroll is forcing for a move away from Anfield?
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