Sam Allardyce has reacted to the interest from West Brom in signing Andy Carroll from Newcastle United in this month’s transfer window.
When asked about interest in the St. James’ Park ace from the Baggies, he said (via Keith Downie): “I can’t see Steve (Bruce) letting him leave in the situation they’re in. Andy’s at his dream boyhood club, so would he want to come here?”
Should Newcastle keep Carroll for this campaign?
His comments seem to suggest that Allardyce would want to sign Carroll for the Albion faithful, but has a doubt as to whether the 32-year-old would actually make a move to the Hawthorns.
Newcastle should keep Carroll
The Tyneside club should look to keep Carroll at least beyond the January window, as he still has a lot he can offer to the team.
While the striker has not been as prolific as say Callum Wilson for Steve Bruce’s side in the 2020/21 term so far, he still poses a big threat in the opposition’s box with both his physical presence and aerial ability, as he has won no fewer than five of his duels per game in the Premier League (Sofascore).
He has also started in the last two games for the Magpies in the top flight against Arsenal and Aston Villa respectively (Transfermarkt), showing that he could play a major part in Bruce’s plans from now until the end of the season.
The Toon should look to keep hold of Carroll, especially when the interested party could be a rival in the relegation battle come the end of the season.
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