Published: Sun, August 11, 2019
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Andy Carroll’s deal brings little risk to Newcastle United

Andy Carroll’s deal brings little risk to Newcastle United

Fans were quick to air their hilarious reactions to Andy Carroll's Newcastle return after news broke that a deal was close. Every transfer window I was sick of hearing I could be back but it's finally happened. "When I left I was scoring goals and enjoying my football".

The big Geordie left his hometown club in 2011 for Liverpool, where he spent two disappointing seasons.

Former England striker Andy Carroll has rejoined his boyhood club Newcastle United, eight and a half years after leaving them to join Liverpool in a then British record transfer.

"I need to bide my time, I have to get fit and get back in the game and work my way in", he said.

Bruce is confident he now has the attacking threat to trouble opposition teams, as Newcastle bid to improve on last season's 13th-placed finish.

Andy Carroll has claimed he has "unfinished business" after sealing a "dream" return to Newcastle United on a free transfer. "Chuck him upfront and he's still one of the best headers on goal around".

"It's an unbelievable feeling", Tyneside-born Carroll told Sky Sports News on Thursday. He can be a game-changer, bring him on defensively obviously in the air.

Carroll was the Magpies' fifth signing since Bruce took over, with Swedish defender Emil Krafth joining earlier in the day.

Panathinaikos are hoping Newcastle United will allow Aarons to join them on a temporary basis and the club's sporting director Nikos Dabizas is hoping his relationship with the Premier League side will help them land the attacker. Carroll played 14 times last season for West Ham scoring just once.

Newcastle start their Premier League campaign by playing host to Arsenal on Sunday, but Carroll is not yet available for selection.

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