Andy Carroll has definitely left Newcastle United … probably
More and more, the only thing you can be absolutely sure of at Newcastle United is disappointment.
Mike Ashley and his minions seem to be on a mission to keep Newcastle fans in the dark for just about everything, for as long as possible.
Even the most mundane and uncontroversial things that Ashley doesn’t feel obligated to be ‘transparent’ with, not to mention the club’s accounts from two seasons ago (2019/20) that the NUFC owner with further delayed publication. Although every other club in the Premier League has done it, most of them a very long time ago.
No wonder Mike Ashley and his team haven’t given us anything at all about the new signings, as 39 days after the start of the transfer window there is still not a single one.
However, Newcastle United are even reluctant / even refusing to confirm whether Andy Carroll has left St James Park.
In August 2019, when Andy Carroll was signed as a free agent, Steve Bruce said: “Bringing a local hero like Andy back to Newcastle United is fantastic.”
Yet with the club refusing to confirm or deny whether Andy Carroll is indeed still a Newcastle player or not, when he was interviewed earlier in the week for the first time since the end of last season Steve Bruce let it pass. the opportunity to provide clarification. on Andy Carroll’s situation.
Dwight Gayle and Andy Carroll (four Premier League starts each in 2020/21) were almost completely ignored by Steve Bruce last season, including when towards the end of the season Bruce preferred to play without a striker at all when Wilson and Joelinton were injured, rather than give Carroll or Gayle a game. So it seemed certain that the 32 and 31-year-olds would both leave this summer at the end of their contracts.
However, never say never with Mike Ashley.
With a refusal to release funds to bring in essential signings this summer, especially when it comes to scoring goals, we got the very strange news of Ashley handing Dwight Gayle a new three-year contract, which brings him to just under 35 years old!
As for Andy Carroll, he has only scored one Premier League goal in the last 39 months, so even Mike Ashley surely wouldn’t offer him another one-year contract….
Yet just last month the the Chronicle stated that unlike Mike Ashley and Steve Bruce who supposedly wanted Andy Carroll, their information was just the opposite.
The newspaper stating that Carroll was offered another one-year extension at the end of the season and asked him to consider it while on vacation.
The newspaper said the club and the player were on the verge of a chat when Andy Carroll returned from vacation.
Nothing was ever heard from, certainly not from the club.
Only the absence of Andy Carroll in the training photos released by the club suggested / confirmed (?) That the striker is indeed gone. Although Clark, Shelvey and the Longstaff brothers were also completely absent from the preseason without any explanation from the club, before finally appearing in club photos, towards the end of this second week of preseason.
Now however, Time are calling for a definitive update on Andy Carroll …
“Andy Carroll is looking for a new club after learning he won’t be offered another contract to return to Newcastle United.
The former England striker signed a 12-month extension to stay at St James’ Park last summer and had hoped to agree to a further renewal of the deal.
Newcastle have given a bunch of existing squad members new contracts in recent weeks but Carroll has learned his second stint at the club is now over.
The 32-year-old will instead start looking for a new club and is said to be open to the possibility of becoming a coach.
So there you go, probably …
Yoshinori Muto (also with only one Premier League goal in the last 39 months and even his entire life) is he going to be “like a new signing” and “fly in training” ahead of the new season, as as Carroll’s replacement, with Newcastle now a short striker?
Or indeed will Andy Carroll be signed late again and presented once again as a new signing by Newcastle United?
Everything is exciting and the club still refuse to say whether Andy Carroll is actually gone or not.
It’s almost like nothing is actually happening at the club and nobody cares… certainly not anyone at any level of (relative) responsibility like Bruce or Charnley.
Just a club adrift and heading into this new season with a relegation battle stamped all over it.