Alan Pardew has admitted Newcastle United’s hope of landing Liverpool striker Andy Carroll back to St James’ Park hinge on owner Mike Ashley. The Reds rejected an inquiry from Newcastle on Monday over the possibility of signing the 23-year old on a season-long loan. However Newcastle is expected to come up with an increased bid to secure the service of the England International.
Pardew told the Evening Chronicle.
That whole process is a little bit more involved with the chairman and the board at Liverpool. We have got a great team here, a great squad, and if Andy Carroll comes, it will only add to us. It’s simple, really. Sometimes transfers are done at corporate level. I’m slightly detached from that. It will be what it will be. It’s been said that he’s available and if we are involved, then we will be involved because of the figures, not anything else, because we know he’s good enough.
Personally I would like to see Andy be given another season with Liverpool as he just gives another dimension to our attack and was close to finding some form at the end of last season.
What’s everyone’s thoughts on this?