Newcastle United striker Andy Carroll has perhaps raised a bit of doubt as to whether his future is at St James’ Park as he liked a Twitter post from a Trabzonspor fan which read (via Haberibul) “Andy Carroll my childhood love is coming to Trabzon.”
Indeed, the intentions of the 31-year old at this moment are unclear, but it may raise questions as to whether Carroll is seriously considering a move away from the northeast of England.
Should Newcastle keep Carroll for this campaign?
The Englishman has been a handful for defenders throughout the career as his aerial and physical ability have enabled him to bully opponents at times.
In the 2019/20 Premier League season, Carroll won six duels per game and proved his usefulness defensively by averaging 1.3 clearances per match, according to Sofascore.
Nonetheless, the striker has also been a source for goals throughout his footblling career so far. For both club and country, including at youth level, Carroll has scored 79 goals in all competitions, as per Transfermarkt.
However, at 31 years of age and having not yet scored for the Magpies since his return at the start of last season, perhaps it may be time to cash in on Carroll if Trabzonspor are interested in signing him and if Steve Bruce is willing to sanction his possible departure.
With new signing Callum Wilson, Joelinton and Dwight Gayle all capable of filling in at centre-forward for Newcastle, maybe Carroll’s time at St James’ Park is running out.
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