Newcastle reject £30 million for Andy Carroll from Liverpool

Posted by - January 31, 2011 - Liverpool, Newcastle United, Transfer News and Gossip

Holding on to the future or snubbing a top-class defence?

Woah-oh-oh. Transfer deadline day is not looking like being as dull as usual. With Fernando Torres on the verge of a move to Chelsea, Kenny Dalglish is eager to blow any stereotypes of Scottish thriftiness out of the water with an over-inflated bid of which even Rafa Benitez would have been proud.

Liverpool have put in a £30 million bid for Newcastle striker Andy Carroll – and the bid has been rejected.

Now, given that the Reds rate a currently useless Torres at £50 million they can have little complaints about Newcastle clinging on to their prize asset.

In their late 1990s heyday, the Magpies had a strange habit of selling their star performers – except Shearer – in ridiculously cut-price deals. It is difficult to say Carroll is worth more than £30 million, which leads us to think he won’t be going anywhere.

But are Newcastle picking the wrong time for a change of tack? Selling Carroll now would immediately undermine the ‘five-year plan’ strategy or Alan Pardew’s appointment. And as a Geordie, Carroll does represent the footballing reincarnation of Shearer for the Toon Army.

But £30 million is a lot of money for a player who has had more than his fair share of off-field issues. Yes, he would be a big loss but Pardew could do a lot of strengthening to the rest of the squad and bring in a decent replacement.

Should the Toon be snapping Kenny’s hand off?

  • JP…from The Rock

    Nope they shouldn’t sell because he’s worth double that next season! They shouldn’t sell even then because he is the ‘new Shearer’ and he wouldn’t want to go anyway. Newcastle is on the up and have a stronger team than ever these days. Europe to be achieved in 5 years or sooner with Carroll scoring hat-tricks for the Toon.

    Howay the Lads :)

  • Dean

    I’m a Liverpool fan and think the now £35m fee is a giant waste of money.

    He’s injured and relatively unproven in the league.

    For example, Suarez has scored some 101 goals in 187 top flight appearances plusa fair few international goals and BIG tournements – and he has only cost us UPTO £23m.

    Carroll had a very good season in the Championship and a decent half season in the Prem. How does that acquate to 1.5x the figure of Suarez, who was arguably worth more to Ajax as their club Captain?