What is a fair price for Andy Carroll?

What price for Andy Carroll?
So another day, and another twist in the protracted saga that is Andy Carroll’s future.

Will he stay at Anfield? Will he leave for pastures new, or indeed not so new? I’m personally not sure, although it seems as though Carroll is only keen on leaving, either temporarily or permanently, is a club can offer European football.

Alan Pardew attracted a lot of criticism from Liverpool fans during the week as he said pretty much what everyone know and stated that Liverpool are going to have to take a hit if they want to offload their misfiring forward. The rights and wrongs of that have been discussed already, but with Liverpool wanting somewhere in the region of £20m I’m just wondering what a realistic price would be for the most expensive Englishman of all time?

Currently Carroll is rated at £13.5m by Transfermarkt.co.uk which values players on current form. Whether it’s right or wrong is up for debate but I’d personally question it.

Of course it’s all a matter of opinion but I happen to think that Carroll, based on his last 18 months, is worth no more than £10m. You can call potential as much as you like, but he had that at Newcastle and has so far failed to fulfil it at Liverpool so why should it be a consideration now?



I just think there is a premium being put on the price of Andy Carroll’s head by Newcastle fans based on nothing other than the fact he is a Geordie who did well for us for two half seasons – one in the Championship and one in the Premier League. I keep saying this but would people be happy to spend £20m on Kevin Davies who has outscored Carroll in a weaker team? Though not…

End of the day it’s a pointless argument I guess. No fans have any real say as to what goes on during transfer negotiations and we aren’t privvy to information that is flying around boardrooms currently, plus it’s not actually our money which I guess makes it easier to spend.

So, purely theoretical as I don’t believe Carroll will be leaving Liverpool anyway, what value would you put on his head if you were making the decision to sign him or not?

P.S: For any Liverpool fans wondering why this has been written, ask your manager who started all of this!

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423 thoughts on “What is a fair price for Andy Carroll?

  1. Two golds for South Africa, that’s two more than anyone expected!

    Still waiting for Troy to reply to my “bindippers” question…

    And now that Ba stays. Maybe we can wrap up our defender deals and stop talking strikers.

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  2. JJ @376 Yeah ,your lad in the pool did very well and looked so shocked to get gold and his dad was going loopy 😆

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  3. So ,as I thought Ba has stayed with us .Thank god that drama is over,perhaps things can get moving now . 😉

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  4. Kim
    Its a massive achievement for our swimmers to get two golds. They overachieve at every Olympics.
    Swimming is a sport that gets completely neglected by the ANC government because they don’t see it as a priority sport.
    Nearly all our public pools are being left neglected and no money is put into developing new talent. Its all done through hard working private individuals.
    All our money goes into football, cricket, basketball, athletics and believe it or not table tennis! Those are our five priority sports and strangely the five we absolutely suck in…
    All the sports the government have stayed out of… golf, swimming and to a degree rugby… we have just sky rocketed in.
    Just goes to show, politicians know sweet FA about sport and they should stay out of it!

    Of those sports I suppose in fairness our cricketers are probably the best in the world, but they just have no BMT. Maybe they need a lesson from our swimmers and golfers. 😆 😉

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  5. I can’t believe we are still being linked with a big money move for Carroll 🙄

    The only way he was ever going to come here was on loan.

    I really hope we can seal Debuchy this week and possibly Anita as a quality utility player. Although then there will be no real place for Perchinio unless Pardew sees him as a centreback now.

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  6. “Fulham, Southampton, Stoke City, West Ham and Wolves have taken the step of announcing in the last few days that they have been successful in achieving their Category One aim.

    Goal.com understands that Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United and Middlesbrough are the four other newly accredited Category One clubs.”

    Newcastle will apparently be category two!

    Can you tell me how long ago it was that Man City had an academy graduate push into their first team? Or Chelsea? Also STOKE are rated above our academy?

    What a joke!

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  7. JJ I agree with u about Carroll. Think its too much money for someone who is not better than Ba or Cissie. Would rather the 15 odd million we are supposed to be bidding go on other targets to build stronger squad

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  8. JJ@380 ,I think we will continue to be linked to him until he goes to W.Ham or the window shuts tbh. All we can do is try and ignore the stuff being spouted by SSN ,Talkshite and Twatter as best we can .Don’t forget all day yesterday a club’ from abroad ‘ was going to be activating Ba’s clause according to SSN. They know nothing ,just like the rest of us and it’s all about getting people to lay bets and stuff ,totally pathetic imo.

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  9. I actually don’t mind AC coming back as he offers something different but don’t think we should pay more than the market price just because Liverpool don’t wanna lose face like.

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  10. JJ @ 381 yeah i saw about a month ago that we didn’t get it. Cant reapply for two years either 👿 Hope to God there’s still some way of protecting the likes of adam campbell 😕

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  11. So the Hammers look set to offer AC £90k a week for 8 years ! ,that’s utterly stupid for a club in so much debt .Hammers fans must be furious at those reports, one player could single handedly help bankrupt a club ,crazy money for a newly promoted club in so much debt.They must be hopeing to peddle a lot more porn to bankrole thoses wages. 😉

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  12. Stokes academy has developed Ryan Shotton and Andy Wilkinson 🙄 We develop the likes of Saylor and Krul not to mention Carroll, Forster and NZogbia who have cost near £50m in transfer fees in the last couple of years and were second rate ?

    Fuck off

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  13. Kim,
    They have Nolan on 60k/week for five years and if they get Carroll at 80k/week for 8 years all they are doing is signing their administration forms.

    Big Sam must be a bit thick too. I can’t see them finishing above 15th this season.

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  14. Rangers and Pompey didn’t happen Kim – they were just scare stories started by Jabba to try and get the fans to buy into his austerity measures, that’s what Big Dave told me anyway. 😆

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  15. Entertaining headline battle ongoing between Sky Sports and BBC regarding Carroll, BBC came out first with big story that Carroll was named in Liverpools Europa League squad, almost immediately Sky bolloxed that saying he has been left behind, intriguing times!

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  16. Looking at it from Mike’s point of view. He will happily take A.C. back, the price is irrelevant, merely a measure of how much he’s mugged LFC. £10m would be good.

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  17. Didn’t see AC going to the Hammers at all ,not so sure now as £90k a week is a hell of a lot of money and likely to turn his head.

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  18. Hi guys. Sorry for the lack of articles. Had nee internet these past two day but it should be sorted later. Hopefully!

    P.S never switch providers! 👿

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  19. Whichever way you look at it, money was the instigating factor on Carroll leaving NUFC (wages or/and transfer fee).

    Whether he was pushed out or left on his own accord, I’m sure these factors won’t have changed in either the Carroll or NUFC camp. I very much doubt he’ll come back here, although I can picture him in a West Ham shirt I think he’ll still be playing for Liverpool come August 18th.

    I’m sick of hearing his name, to be honest. And Debuchy’s.

    …at least we’ve added to our defence and signed a centre back anyway. Not exactly what I was expecting/hoping, but I suppose it’s better than another player leaving. 😕

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  20. I don’t think our lack of a category 1 status is down to our past of bringing through good players as we’re very good at that, whereas the likes of Stoke ect.. are not so good at that, the problem arises on the social issues, like rehousing and education for the young players, there are many of these sort of categories that have to be passed to obtain a certain category status, we apparently failed the majority of these. 😕

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  21. Unforgiveable Toonsy, I think you should send us each a written apology and a new Toons shirt with complimentary season ticket. 😆

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  22. Aye maybe we should put beards on our women and let them row for the men….and pull a similar routine for the football… 😛

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  23. Apparently Debuchy is in Newcastle to have a medical. Was reading Ed’s site and someone posted a link to the story…. not sure how true it is 🙂

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  24. Oswaldo, …”Our reliable sources report…” 🙄

    Could be legit I suppose.
    It would be nice to see this one finally put to bed, I must admit.

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  25. ‘It would be a nice to see this one finally put to bed’

    Rodz, I have similar thoughts mid morning my time/very early morning your time, when I log on here and your are drinking and posting 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  26. Rodz @410 :mrgreen:

    Kimtoon-Aye I saw, not bad at all. The canada vs sweden match was great too, those canadians had great technical ability fair play, must be the geordie coach like 😉

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