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Official: Andy Carroll seals £35m Reds move

Andy Carroll has become the most expensive English player in the history of football after joining Liverpool from Newcastle in a £35 million deal.

Carroll, 22, was targeted by Liverpool as a replacement for Fernando Torres, who will join Chelsea in a deal worth up to £50 million.

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no_more_heroes2132d ago

That price tag is almost literally double what he is actually worth.

Newfw2132d ago

I agree.
I just saw this equation on a blog - According to the prices when they were purchased:
Gareth Bale (£10m) + Wesley Sneijder (£12m) + Kevin Nolan (£4m) + Marouane Chamakh (free transfer) + Rafael Van der Vaart (£8m) = £34m VS Andy Carroll = £35m

no_more_heroes2132d ago

someone brought it up on ESPNSoccernet's live blog as well. See video below for my reaction at the time:

freeduck2132d ago

To be fair, it was during the January transfer window and transfers are always inflated at this time. Besides, it was a last-minute bid because no one was expecting Torres to leave.

no_more_heroes2132d ago

this was posted on ESPNSoccernet's live blog earlier by one of the admins:

Chris Murphy:
This is by no means confirmed but Andy Carroll supposedly text Newcastle fan and fanzine editor Steve Wraith to say, "I'm gutted to be leaving my home town club, i was told to go. I didn't want to leave that's why I signed a 5 year deal. I was pushed out of the door."

freeduck2132d ago

Hogwash. A player can choose to leave or stay. If he didn't want Liverpool he could have just stayed at Newcastle. Don't players get a say in transfers?

Sahil2131d ago

Suarez and Caroll would make a really good pair in the front.