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Newcastle United Make Laughable £13.5m Bid for Liverpool Striker Andy Carroll

St James’ Park side conveniently forget just how much Anfield side paid for the forward only a short time ago.

NEWCASTLE United are ready to pay £13.5million to bring Andy Carroll back to Tyneside.

The striker knows his Liverpool career is all but over following the appointment of Brendan Rodgers as the club’s new boss.

And Carroll, faced with a season on the fringes at Anfield, is understood to be interested in returning to his native Tyneside.

Newcastle are hopeful of signing the 23-year-old on an initial loan agreement with a view to a permanent move.

SOURCE: Hartlepool Mail

Now in today’s market, given Andy Carroll’s poor run of form, an offer of £13.5m may seem a pretty decent one to make. After all we are talking about a player who has managed just six Premier League goals in 42 appearances for Liverpool. However what makes this offer a laughable one is merely the fact that the Magpies sold the player for £35m.

Liverpool will not have forgotten this. They won’t suddenly bypass this fact and gladly take the offer made by the St James’ Park side. If Brendan Rodgers does wish to offload the 23 year old England man then the Merseyside club will surely not accept any offer of less than half what they paid for a player they only signed 18 months ago.

Pardew’s need for a new striker may well only be pressing if he loses either Papiss Cisse or Demba Ba, if he does not then perhaps he is willing to bide his time and see if Liverpool begin to get desperate.

Clearly if Rodgers has made it clear that the big forward is not part of his plans he will not really want to keep the player at Anfield just to sit on the bench, therefore in a few weeks perhaps if no other offers are forthcoming then perhaps they will look to sell for less, but surely never for just £13.5m, more than £20m less than they paid for the Gateshead born youngster.


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