Report: Benitez shows Carroll interest


andy-carroll-west-ham-arsenal_3445626Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez is considering a sensational swoop for Andy Carroll …according to the The Mirror at least!

The injury ravaged striker is apparently emerging as an option for his former club with claims that he could be set for an “emotional”, season-long loan on the cards.

There is little hard detail in the story and of course we have been here before with such speculation but it’s likely that were Rafa Benitez to make an inquiry it would be given close consideration by the Hammers board

Interestingly, the Hammers travel to Newcastle next weekend with Slaven Bilic claiming that Carroll is likely to be involved.

However, there was also much talk around the same time last season and in January that a move to China could be on the cards and that of course failed to materialise

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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  • Roman says:

    You little ripper. The biggest albatross around the club’s wages bill going??

  • Boogabenson says:

    This story always comes up near to us playing them. So dont get to excited. But please please let it be true this time.

  • Lazurus. rises like a salmon says:

    Its only a rumour Kevin 😁 poppodom ain’t broke at the minute , we will let him go after he breaks after the barcodes game 😂😂

    • kevin says:

      Thank god its only a rumor , Laz . 😨🙏 . We can’t afford to lose the only real aerial threat we have . Not to Mention his hold up play . A fully fit Carroll is a dangerous Carroll . Undeniable really , even for those that want him out . He gave certainly missed him during his very long absence .

      • Boogabenson says:

        A fully fit carroll. Haha. When that season comes please share. Or when that half a season comes. 👎💩🤣🤡

  • Michael Miller says:

    Wow a ‘sensational swoop’ by Rafa!

    I saw the interview by Mike Ashleigh and he seems to have learnt from his mistakes, he might not be very likeable but he’s pretty shrewd – a non-starter for me!

  • Radai Lama says:

    Rafa might be a Spanish waiter but he aint mad.Nope we are stuck with Poppodom im afraid 😁

    • Roman says:

      I’m shattered Rads.Any good news?More cake perhaps?

      • Radai Lama says:

        Laz is knocking up a Coffee & Walnut as we speak 😁

        • Lazurus. rises like a salmon says:

          😂 its a decaffe one roman with a calming influence laced filling 😉 there’s a lot of CPP,s raising their heads 😤😤
          They need calming down a bit , 😂
          It will be added with the approval of chief of recipes GW to the parish recipe book after a private tasting session to the sounds of dark side of the moon 😂😂

  • Hammerkip says:

    Give them Carroll we will take Rafa ???😁👍

  • winslow says:

    What a shrewd man Rafa is, he’s just trying to offload Carroll to his current club before he becomes our next manager….cunning these Spanish…

  • JRS says:

    Myself and many others agree AC for Rafa

    Watching Wagner today and have been flowing him thru last year he is great. His players will die for him and off the pitch and on is brilliant shrewd smart in mkt and in tactics. And can make 10 signins gel did it twice now when started in Championship and This Summer. He was all over pitch after win. But although he would be great he is going no where. He loves that club and owners

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  • Spencer says:

    So Benitez is the great white hope is he.Until he loses a couple of games then he will be **** as well according to you and others i expect JRS.

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