With Andy Carroll now off the books at West Ham after seven seasons in the English capital, it seemed like it was only a matter of time before the 30-year-old striker was linked with a return to Newcastle United.
And sure enough, it’s happened as the Telegraph report that the Toon are interested in bringing their former striker back on a free following the club-record signing of Hoffenheim striker Joelinton for a reported £40 million according to BBC Sport, with the report claiming that Newcastle are in touch with Carroll’s camp and are keeping an eye on the attacker as he recovers from ankle surgery.
Indeed, the Chronicle backed that up recently and suggested the former Liverpool man was keen on a return.
The development, though, has divided the Newcastle fan base, and fan channel The Magpies Channel has thrown their hat into the ring on the debate in the video below, giving his three reasons why the club should, in fact, sign Carroll this summer.
With Salomon Rondon gone to China along with Rafa Benitez as well as Ayoze Perez making the move to Premier League rivals Leicester City, Newcastle are in need of strikers this summer on top of the signing of Joelinton, and for a free transfer, Carroll could be an ideal addition for the team that will not only add numbers in a deprived position but could also provide a positive boost to the fan base given his previous connection with the club.
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