Newcastle United are reportedly interested in signing both Andy Carroll and Danny Rose this summer. As reported by The Telegraph, free agent Carroll is being considered as a potential option by new boss Steve Bruce to bolster the club’s striking options.
The Daily Star has reported that Newcastle are hopeful of a potential £15 million deal for the player. Tottenham have informed Rose he is free to find a new club and he is believed to be keen on moving closer to his Yorkshire home. The Mirror are suggesting Tottenham want a fee in the region of £20 million.
Both would be interesting signings for Newcastle. Carroll will divide opinion between the romantics and the realists of the world. However, Rose would surely be a universally popular addition among the Newcastle fanbase.
However, both deals would go against Newcastle United’s controversial transfer policy.
As reported by The Chronicle, Newcastle aim to bring in players under the age of 26 who possess a genuine sell-on value. It was one of the reasons why Newcastle were not willing to spend to bring in Rafa Benitez favourite Salomon Rondon.
Carroll, injury-prone and 30-years-old, and Rose, 29-years-old and lacking sell-on value. Would simply not fit the criteria.
Perhaps Newcastle United are ready to change their philosophy. Or, perhaps the pair are considered exceptional. Carroll would be a free transfer, despite likely hefty wages. Rose is perhaps still England’s best left-back.
It remains to be seen if Newcastle do turn their backs on this divisive policy for either of the England internationals.