Former Newcastle United star Steve Howey insists that Andy Carroll would be a superb signing for Burnley this summer.
The former Liverpool striker has left the Magpies on a free transfer and is now available to be snapped up for nothing.
Carroll had struggled for goals in the top-flight in recent seasons, both for Newcastle and West Ham United.
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The ex-England international has scored just four goals in four seasons, netting three times in 2017/18 for the Hammers, and once for Newcastle last term.
In both 2018/19 and 2019/20, Carroll drew a blank – indeed, he has only ever hit double figures in a top-flight season once, back in 2010/11 – but Howey thinks that he would be a decent addition for Sean Dyche’s side as they look to add a new option into their strike force.
It remains to be seen, of course, what Burnley’s aims are this season but they may simply be looking to avoid relegation.
Speaking exclusively to The Transfer Tavern, he said: “I think for some managers, like a Burnley or something like that, with the football that they play, obviously they’ve got Barnes and Wood, I think he’d be a great one to come in, just to sling on for the last 15 or 20 minutes.”
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