Speaking to Football FanCast, former Premier League striker Dean Windass tipped new West Bromwich Albion manager Sam Allardyce to make a move for out of favour Newcastle United forward, Andy Carroll.
And, following a rather lacklustre 3-0 home defeat to Aston Villa in the 66-year-old’s first game in charge of West Brom, it would appear that he has his work cut out if he is to maintain his record of never being relegated from the Premier League.
The former England manager has stated that he will have money to spend in the January transfer window, and speaking exclusively to Football FanCast, Windass tipped Allardyce to make a move for Carroll in the upcoming market.
He said: “I’d take him all day long – why not? What you have you got to lose? The only thing with Andy is, can you keep him fit?
“Listen, I’d have Andy Carroll all day long. [Fitness] is the only problem.”
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The £2.88 million-rated 31-year-old has played under Allardyce previously, making 57 appearances under the manager while at West Ham United, with the England international scoring 14 goals and providing 12 assists under the leadership of the new West Brom boss.
However, since moving back to Newcastle last summer, Carroll has struggled for regular game time due to a series of injuries, and has not yet scored a goal during his second stint with the Magpies.
Despite his lack of goals, Windass appears to be of the belief that the £75k per week forward could help the Baggies in their fight for Premier League survival this season, questioning what Allardyce and West Brom have to lose by making a move for the striker in January.
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