There have been a few rumours around the Tavern lately that suggest that Andy Carroll is in McClarens sights for the January transfer window after the striker has had two injury-ravaged years at West Ham.
The Geordie striker is not first choice at the London club and McClaren is rumoured to want to bring him back to St James’s Park and help Newcastle rise up the table.
Carroll made a total of 80 league appearances for Newcastle and was a key player in their 2009-10 Championship campaign, scoring 17 goals in 39 fixtures, which resulted in automatic promotion back into the top flight. He also made 19 appearances and scored 11 goals in the 2011 season before he departed Tyneside.
The 26-year-old was sold to Liverpool in January 2011 for £35 million, which at the time was the highest price for a British footballer, and then sold to West Ham for £15 million in 2013.
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