The Andy Carroll Saga
By Dean Farley
Monday 16 Jul 2012 13:29:00
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Well, well, well. The rumours and whispers surrounding Andy Carroll's future had been circling up and down the country for weeks before the breaking news that scrolled along the bottom of the Sky Sports News screen. 
At the start of last week, a revelation regarding the future of Carroll arose. Liverpool FC's new manager, Brendan Rodgers, and the Liverpool board had decided that out-of-favour Carroll should go out on loan for the season. However, it has now emerged that the club would much rather sell Carroll on. 
Carroll himself has stressed that he does not want to leave Liverpool. A loan move to another club for a season would be Carroll's choice, as it would be his opportunity to prove to everyone at Liverpool that he is worthy of his place in the team.
Various clubs have shown intrest in Carroll, with West Ham, Aston Villa and Fulham monitoring the situation. Sam Allardyce and Paul Lambert had both showed their intrest in Carroll verbally during interviews. 
With all the rumours of Andy's return to Tyneside gathering therrific speed, it was revealed on Sunday night that Newcastle United had offered to pay part of Andy Carroll's 80k a week wage bill, during a season long loan with the view to a permenant move at the end of that loan spell. 
Twitter went crazy! This is quite possibly the most opinion-splitting subjects that Newcastle has ever seen. On one side you have the fans who would never want to see Andy in a Black and White shirt ever again. These are the one's who believe that he put a transfer request in at Newcastle and left for the money; not to mention that dive at St James' last season.
On the other side is the fans who would love to see Andy back in the Black and White. One of them people happens to be me. Did Andy Carroll really want to leave? In my opinion, Carroll was pushed out by the board, as they knew that £35million was too good to turn down. Of course that amount of money is too good to turn down, but that doesn't take away from the fact that Andy was pushed out of the club. He was the number 9, he was scoring goals and he was loved by the fans.
I am a strong believer that players should not return to their old clubs, however, for some reason I don't think that on this matter. The Eurpoean Championships proved to be Andy Carroll's best spell of football in a long time. He arrived at Liverpooll with a bad thigh injury, and he has clearly been working hard to get back to full fitness. Only recently have we started to see this hard work pay off. 
Again, Ashley's business mind has proved to be one of the best, With the uncertaincy surrounding the situation, Ashley spotted his chance to swoop. Of course, Pardew would have had a big say in this too, but with that £35million fee that Ashley received for Carroll, he saw the opportunity to grab Carroll and still have a hefty cash profit in his back pocket.
Wherever Carroll ends up, it will be very interesting to see how it ends. Will he prove himself for the Liverpool first team? Will he be sold? Many questions will be answered in the next few weeks. Until that is all sorted, many arguments and disagreements will transpire over this situation.
If you would like to discuss 'The Andy Carroll Saga' with me, or if you would like to prject your opinions to me, do not hesitate to give me a mention on Twitter: @Big7Deano is my Twitter name. Let's see what happens in the next few weeks!

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