The thought of us loaning Carroll out with NUFC paying a fraction of his wages and then ****ing us off next summer by refusing to pay the agreed £17m and hard balling us down, in AC Milan fashion, is filling me with rage.
Sell him or keep him. We've never come out of a loan deal smiling.
(Original post by Deshi)
Please tell me we're not linked with Robbie Keane
Not that I know of
Just all this talk of loaning/selling a player back to who we bought them from, putting us in the position of effectively having overpaid for a loan spell reminded me of him. Though Carroll's rip-off would be (and is) far, far worse of course.
(Original post by Mess.)
Anyone heard the rumours about Alonso supposedly coming back once Madrid get Modric
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Certainly have. Pissed myself when I read it.
It would be part of my dream transfer window whereby we get him back and also flog off Andy for £20m and put the money towards purchasing Cavani/Falcao (yes in my dream scenario they would both be willing to come )
I wonder if the owners are keen to make a fresh slate with the new young manager as they wanted initially?
Like with the old stadium costs which have been written off, perhaps they are willing to write off substantial transfer fees that were paid over the last couple of years?
If we're not going to use or play Carroll, we may aswell liquidise the cash value in him and use that money to add to other important parts of the squad.
All this talk of a loan move is ridiculous though, surely we've learnt our lessons with Aquilani x2 and J.Cole? Clubs rarely buy players after a loan who have a high value, they only would if the player had just played a blinder of a season.
If we sold Carroll, we'd need another replacement still imo. Although I'm starting to worry about our flanks now.. A player with dodgey knees who may or may not be here next season and another player who has no confidence despite being at his peak. Doesn't exactly fill me with confidence.
Saying that, it's still early days and we've still got 6 weeks of the window left, even if ideally we'd have the core players together for a full pre-season..