ON JANUARY transfer deadline day, it looked very much as though Newcastle United were one of the biggest losers – with their star striker Andy Carroll heading to Liverpool.
However today it is being reported that Andy Carroll may not kick a ball for his new club this season.
Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish is relaxed about the news that Carroll’s thigh muscle tear could keep him out all season: “It will only be a few weeks. He’s signed for five and a half years, so what’s a few weeks?”
Maybe so for the Reds, but the news shines a new light on Newcastle’s willingness to part company – Â£35m for a young striker who may not play again for the season, and would surely have been leaving in the Summer anyway, looks to be pretty good business now.