Could former Geordie hero be set for a summer return?

One of the biggest transfer stories of the summer concerned the future of Andy Carroll, and another rumour on the big striker’s future has reached us at the Football Transfer Tavern, courtesy of Dave Lyons at the Daily Star.

It is reported that Carroll wants a return to Newcastle United after being told by Brendan Rodgers that his Liverpool career is over.

Carroll has been a flop since his record breaking £35 million switch to Liverpool from the Magpies in January 2011, and was sent on loan to West Ham United in the summer despite Liverpool being desperately short of striking options.

Rodgers clearly feels Carroll cannot adapt his game to Liverpool’s new style, which will prove a blow to the 23-year-old who had been desperate to return to Anfield and prove his critics wrong.

He has managed just 11 goals in 58 games for the Reds, and the fact Rodgers is set to bring in more strikers in January including Daniel Sturridge from Chelsea represents that Carroll is unlikely to feature for the Reds again.

Newcastle will look to pounce in the summer, especially if Demba Ba moves on. The Senegalese striker has been linked with Tottenham, Arsenal and Liverpool of late.

What do you make of the Carroll situation? What does the future hold for him?

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