Report: Newcastle United interested in West Ham’s Andy Carroll

Andy Carroll

Newcastle United are reportedly interested in signing Andy Carroll from West Ham United in the January transfer window.

Newcastle United are interested in signing Andy Carroll from West Ham United in the January transfer window, according to The Mirror.

It has been reported by the British newspaper that Newcastle manager Steve McClaren is ready to launch a bid in order to bring the striker back to St. James’ Park.

The Mirror has also explained why West Ham would not want to sell the England international in January.

“West Ham are keen to keep Carroll to ensure they are well stocked for strikers going into the second half of the season,” states the report.

“They want to prevent a repeat of last term, when a lack of depth up front wrecked their hopes of finishing in the top half of the table.”

Back to Newcastle?

Carroll started his career at Newcastle and moved to Liverpool in 2011 before joining West Ham on a permanent basis in the summer of 2013.

The 26-year-old has struggled with injuries for the past two seasons, and even though he is fully fit now, he is not guaranteed a place in the Hammer’s starting lineup.

The striker has made just six appearances in the Premier League so far this season, scoring one goal and creating two chances in the process.

Carroll has a pass accuracy of 67% and a shot accuracy of 20%, and has won 10 headers, two dribbles and one tackle.

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