Several sources this morning are suggesting that Newcastle will make a big attempt to re-sign Andy Carroll at the end of the season or agree a deal when he goes back to Liverpool.
Carroll was originally sold by Newcastle to Liverpool in a deal worth £35 million, widely accepted as one of the worst transfers in history.
The reason Newcastle shouldn’t consider re-signing him is because of the simple reason that they don’t need to.
Alan Pardew has proven himself to be a very prolific and efficient manager when it comes to picking up lesser known players for good money from various European leagues.
It is fair to suggest that since the departure of Demba Ba, the club has been lacking in the striker department but Pardew worked hard last month to compensate with the arrivals of Moussa Sissoko and Yoan Gouffran.
So there is cover there. To suggest that Papiss Cisse picking up an injury would be the end of Newcastle’s season is wrong and why would Carroll, a completely different player, be the right replacement?
It would be a naïve move of them to bring him back because Newcastle are a totally different team to the one that Carroll played in, during his time in the black and white stripes.
Carroll was farmed out on loan by Brendan Rodgers at Liverpool because of the fact he doesn’t fit in with a slick, pass and move style of football. The only reason they probably haven’t sold him yet is because of the fee they paid in the first place.
Newcastle are turning into a team that very much likes to use pace and movement all over their side in order to get at the opposition. It just seems like a very counter productive thing for them to do, despite Carroll’s popularity in the North East.
There are plenty of other players that Pardew could go after if he does still feel as though he needs another striker.
There are players with a style of play more suited to Newcastle but if they do decide to look at going after Carroll, Newcastle fans better expect to start getting sore necks again with the long ball becoming more prominent.
Do you agree that Newcastle shouldn’t re-sign Carroll?
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