There are some players who will always cause the opposition problems when they get on the pitch. Sadly, there are also some who suffer injury after injury and find it difficult just to get on the field of play. Andy Carroll fits both these categories perfectly, but now he’s fit again, will he be on the move this month?
It wasn’t clear that Carroll was going to become a striker who would go on to play for his country. His first three seasons with Newcastle and a loan spell at Preston North End saw him make 41 appearances and score just four goals. In the 2009/10 season he hit 17 league goals as Newcastle won promotion.
2010/11 saw him score 11 goals in 19 Premier League games and made his England debut (typically he had to pass a fitness test first). In January 2011, he moved to Liverpool for £36m. Due to injury he had to wait until March to make his debut
Carroll proved to be an expensive flop only scoring six league goals in 44 Premier League appearances. His value was plummeting and when he was eventually transferred to West Ham, it was for just £15m.
Injury after Injury
His time with the Hammers has been one of promising performances and one injury after another, often long-term. He’s managed just 123 league appearances since initially joining on loan in the 2012/13 season but has scored 33 league goals.
There’s plenty of transfer talk surrounding Carroll who would only bring a few million pounds now. Tottenham and Newcastle have been suggested, but could he follow Jermaine Defoe into Scottish football. Celtic have a battle on their hands to win the Scottish Premiership and signing Carroll would bolster their attack. He’s 12/1 at SkyBet to make the move to Celtic Park.