Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with pretty much every striker under the sun in the last few years, however, this particular story is the icing on the cake for Tottenham fans. According to The Sun, the Lilywhites are lining up a £2 million move for Andy Carroll, who could be allowed to leave West Ham if Marko Arnautovic stays.
[@SunSport] now understand West Ham’s Andy Carroll has emerged as a shock transfer target for Tottenham Hotspur.
— Ricky Sacks (@RickSpur) 20 January 2019
As far as ridiculous transfer stories go, this one is right up there. Tottenham Hotspur have become a club who have put a massive emphasis on promoting and signing young players to develop. However, Andy Carroll is far from young. The striker is 30-years-old now and struggles to keep himself fit on a week-by-week basis, which makes this transfer rumour even more ludicrous.
It was around this time last season that Chelsea were linked frantically with almost every target man in the country, and this time it looks like Spurs will be the same. However, the Lilywhites would much rather have a window where they go away empty-handed than bring in a player like the injury-prone Andy Carroll, especially seeing as he’s scored just four goals since the 2016/17 season.
You can read the Lilywhites’ verdict on the Carroll rumours here:
— My Football Facts (@myfootballfacts) January 21, 2019
He’d get injured just thinking about one of our training sessions.
— Hotspur Gentleman (@Gentleman_THFC) January 21, 2019
That is the best one yet, that’s up there with Rossi. We have an injury crisis, so who do we get ‘linked’ with, Andy Carroll he missed a game earlier in the season with the official reason listed as ‘a sprained thought’ . Ridiculous rumour. Sturridge on loan is next.
— Harvey (@Harvey_1612) 20 January 2019
This is ridiculous. He’s played like 2 games in 5 years. Parrot plays before we sign Carroll.
— Derrell Bradford (@Dyrnwyn) January 21, 2019
I'm just going to pretend I didn't hear that.
— dick bunting (@fishydick) January 21, 2019
Don’t insult our intelligence
— Michael Burdon (@Woodlandmikey) January 20, 2019
Never in a million years! Llorente is twice the player Carroll is! At least he’s earning an honest wage not stealing it
— TO DARE IS TO DO (@TTID1882COYS) 20 January 2019
The Lilywhites would be livid if their side signed Andy Carroll and would rather the window ended now if he;s the best they’ll get.Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!