Andy Carroll set for Newcastle United return
Despite making the odd appearance for England during Euro 2012, it doesn’t appear that Andy Carroll is part of Brendan Rodgers’ plans at Anfield, with the Liverpool striker being linked to a number of clubs this summer.
July 15th, 2012
Fulham are thought to be interested in an exchange involving Clint Dempsey, although it might be the case that Carroll returns to former club Newcastle on a season-long loan after an underwhelming eighteen months at the Merseyside club.
Reports were emerging on Sunday night to suggest that the Magpies have approached Liverpool with a view to taking Carroll temporarily off Liverpool’s wage bill, despite the fact that the latter paid £35 million for his services.
Carroll has struggled to hold down a regular place in the first team at Anfield, although some impressive performances towards the end of the domestic season proved enough for Roy Hodgson to include the forward in England’s Euro 2012 squad.
A fantastic headed goal against Sweden helped the Three Lions out of the group stage, although it appears that Carroll’s future lies outside of Anfield, with the player having managed just 11 goals in 56 appearances since leaving St James’ Park.