So Newcastle has said that they have turned down a bid of around £25m from Spurs for Andy Carroll. Reports have suggested that they are holding out for £30m.
Given our situation, the fact we desperately need a striker would you pay the £30m if you were Levy? My last blog generated a lot of discussion and I was surprised at the high number of people who said to just pay the £30m and get our man but should we be held to ransom?
In this day and age where top strikers are almost a dying breed inevitably to get a young striker who has all the attributes to be a top striker you are going to have to pay top whack. Carroll ticks all the boxes but can he sustain his form for the next decade? He is big, strong and not afraid to put it about plus he does seem to know where the back of the net is.
Let’s have a little discussion seeing as there’s no game today. £30m for Andy Carroll, would you pay it? Is getting a striker so vital to our progression? I believe it is, so therefore should we just pay it or risk falling back into mid-table mediocrity.