England international’s Anfield future in doubt.
Andy Carroll: Liverpool reject Newcastle loan offer for striker
Liverpool have refused to consider Newcastle’s initial attempt to sign Andy Carroll on a season-long loan.
Newcastle offered to pay part of striker Carroll’s £80,000-a-week wages, with a view to a permanent deal at a specified price next summer.
The Anfield club rejected the initial offer on Sunday night and Liverpool’s preference is a sale, rather than to loan out the 23-year-old.
SOURCE: BBC Sport
So this source appears to suggest that Andy Carroll’s Liverpool career hangs in the balance. Brendan Rodgers had publicly stated that he was open to sending the 23 year old England international out on a loan spell but now the Merseyside club is leaning towards a sale of the man who cost the club a massive £35m back in January 2011.
Carroll has scored just six Premier League goals in 42 appearances for Liverpool and even though his form improved towards the end of last term Rodgers’ intention to offload the big forward could have more to do with his chosen style of play rather than any personal issue with the player’s ability.
Either way Newcastle United may well now push to make a permanent offer for their former charge but may be reticent to offer anywhere near the huge fee they received from his sale almost 18 months ago.
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