Newcastle United fans react on Twitter to Andy Carroll return reports

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West Ham striker Andy Carroll has been linked with a return to Newcastle United.

Talk of an Andy Carroll return to Newcastle United has sparked debate among fans.

The Sun reported Carroll is keen on a return to his former club, after West Ham sacked manager Sam Allardyce.

To many, the striker is one of their own. A striker who grew up a Newcastle fan and lived the dream of scoring goals for the club, before being sold for a record fee to Liverpool.

For others, he should have dug in and refused to move on, and then there are the big concerns over his fitness which have restricted him to only 14 Premier League appearances this past season.

Carroll struggled with injuries at Liverpool too, and bringing him back to Newcastle could be a poor investment, while there could also be concerns over him returning to the city where he was also troubled by off-field distractions and negative headlines.

The 26-year-old is a clear talent however, on the verge of the England set up when fit, and at the right price and wages, there is potentially a deal to be done.

Owner Mike Ashley needs a signing to get supporters excited again after a depressing season which nearly culminated in relegation, avoided on the final day against Carroll's West Ham, with the striker absent through injury.

Is the striker really the player to lift expectation levels or satisfaction at Newcastle? Here is a look at how fans reacted to reports of his possible return...

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