One topic we have been talking about a great deal here in the Football Transfer Tavern of late is the future of Liverpool’s Andy Carroll and now it has been claimed by the Daily Mirror that the forward will cost Newcastle United at least £17 million should they wish to bring him home to Tyneside.
Carroll of course enjoyed his most successful spell with the Magpies before his ill-fated and costly move to Liverpool and is now in career limbo as the Reds work out what to do with him this summer. It has been made clear by Brendan Rodgers to the forward that he is not the type of player wanted for his preferred system and were a suitable bid to come in for the player, it would certainly be accepted.
Liverpool are fully aware that they will not be able to recoup the £35 million they paid for the forward but are looking to get at least £17 million – a fee that West Ham United would love to be able to afford but are unable to. It seems that a move back to Newcastle or attempting to fight for his place at Liverpool are the options left open to Carroll and the forward is willing to put his head down and get on with whatever happens making the best out of a bad situation in the process.