Newcastle manager suggests £35 million Andy Carroll was overpriced
Liverpool FC will argue until they’re blue in the face that the money paid for Andy Carroll was in direct relation to the fee received from Chelsea for Fernando Torres, although Newcastle have come out of the deal smelling of roses.
November 9th, 2012
While the Merseyside club apparently couldn’t stretch to £6 million for Clint Dempsey in the summer, Newcastle have been able to reinvest the £35 million received for Andy Carroll and the recruitment of Demba Ba and Papiss Cisse saw the Magpies finish higher than the Reds in the table.
Carroll returns to Tyneside this weekend when he’ll line up for West Ham against his former club and Pardew reckons the fee received for the striker was outrageous.
He said: “The position we are in, if I’m honest, is because we used the money from Andy’s sale well.
“He was a brilliant player for us, but the fee was astronomical. We have used it well and we owe a great debt to him.
“It’s nice to see Kevin come back. He did a super job here. Whatever he was asked to do, he conducted himself well. And he gets a goal. He has proven that at any level, he will get a goal.
“I’m looking forward to seeing them both and I enjoyed working with them.
“There will be a lot on the game. Kevin will be determined to get a result, as will Andy and the manager coming back.”