It looks as though West Ham United are ready to let Andy Carroll go. With Lucas Perez’s arrival from Arsenal imminent and a move for Fernando Llorente mooted, it makes sense. TeamTALK reported yesterday that Carroll was up for grabs, with West Ham’s new boss Manuel Pellegrini no longer interested in keeping him.
So should his former club Newcastle United consider a move?
Carroll has been involved in deadline day drama before. He left Newcastle for Liverpool in a £35 million move back in January 2011.
Since then his career has stalled. Injury problems have blighted the England international. But the fact remains that when fit and on form, Carroll is unplayable.
Newcastle fans are once again livid with owner Mike Ashley for what they see as a lack of investment from the chairman. Placating the fans is rarely on his mind, but if he wanted to do so, bringing back a hometown hero would surely go some way.
For Carroll, who is out until September with an ankle injury, a return back to his roots could kick-start his career.
The transfer window is coming to a sudden end at 5pm this evening. If Newcastle wanted to make a statement, bringing Carroll back to St James’ Park could end up being excellent business.