Speaking on Sky Sports’ Soccer Saturday via the Chronicle, Southampton legend Matt Le Tissier had his say over Newcastle United signing Andy Carroll in the summer – labelling the move a ‘PR stunt‘ by the club.
Carroll, who climbed through Newcastle’s academy ranks and bagged a brilliant Championship return of 17 goals in 39 outings during the Magpies’ 09/10 promotion campaign (Transfermarkt), has since gone on to have a topsy-turvy career. The former England international made a £36 million move to Liverpool in January 2011, and after flopping at the Anfield club, made his way to West Ham United where he accumulated 35 league goals in seven seasons (WhoScored).
Since re-signing for Newcastle last summer, Carroll has failed to match his once pristine glory days in black and white – still yet to score a goal following his return whilst suffering from a plethora of injury issues.
Sky Sports pundit Le Tissier, as a result, labelled his return to Tyneside as a ‘PR stunt‘ – with many fans on social media wholeheartedly agreeing. Find all of their best comments from Twitter down below.
Fans have been saying that for months !
— Tony (@Tonyc1234) February 17, 2020
@BrownNUFC Le Tiss is spot on
— Denis Taylor (@ToonDen) February 17, 2020
At last some1 talking sense and the club being found out
— shaun smith (@tempersmith) February 17, 2020
And he’s absolutely right. Stupid signing regardless of pay as you play. A PR stunt that a lot of fans were appeased by.
— Deana Hoggat (@DeanaHoggat) February 18, 2020
I mean he’s not wrong is he
— Rob (@robbalucky84) February 17, 2020
And its took the media all this time to come to that conclusion I could of told you that the dat ge signed it was to sell shirts and get the fans on board
— Toontoon (@Toontoonarmy22) February 17, 2020
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