According to reports from The Telegraph, Newcastle United are contemplating to bring Andy Carroll back to St James’ Park in the summer transfer window.
The Magpies are reportedly close to securing a club-record deal for Joelinton, but Steve Bruce is looking to add at least one more striker to his ranks this summer.
The report claims that Newcastle are in touch with Carroll’s camp following his release by West Ham.
The 9 times capped England striker is currently recovering from ankle surgery, and the Magpies will check in on his fitness before deciding whether to sign him as a free agent.
When fit, the former Liverpool and West Ham striker is one of the best in the country, but he has struggled a lot with his injuries in the last few years.
He has undergone a complicated procedure to try and solve a long-standing ankle issue.
Newcastle will keep tabs on his rehabilitation, and Bruce is keen to bring him back to the club where he started his professional career. Carroll scored 33 goals in 91 games before he joined Liverpool in 2011.
Some Newcastle United fans have taken to Twitter to express their reaction. Many believe that he will be a good addition, but only on a pay as you play basis.
I said this 3 weeks ago, wow, what a surprise, especially when all other targets hit a snag.
— David Forster (@ffdavid60) July 20, 2019
Yes sign him on pay and play deal
— JulieNUFC⚽️⬛️⬜️⚽️ (@julie_nufc) July 20, 2019
I would take him on pay as you play.
— Geeky Retro Nerds Show – Pop Culture Podcast (@GeekyRetroNerds) July 20, 2019
The lad is a handful on his day but he’s made of Glass
— Simon Hardy (@simonhardy07) July 20, 2019
He would literally last 2 games and be injured for 6 months!! Stay away the guy is sick note of the worst kind
— Chris Cossey (@Cosseycj) July 20, 2019
Ignoring the fact he’s always injured, this simply demonstrates Bruce’s vision. AC was a player well suited to the football of 20 years ago, but a dinosaur in the modern game.
— Jonathan Taylor (@obitaylor) July 21, 2019
Be a good signing, better than nothing ( slightly).
— Andrew Guy (@AndyGuy03) July 20, 2019