replacement」タグアーカイブ

Burnley ‘line up ex-Newcastle star Carroll as Chris Wood transfer replacement’

BURNLEY are considering a move for former Newcastle star Andy Carroll, according to reports.

Carroll, 33, departed Toon last summer and spent four months as a free agent before signing for Reading.

Burnley are interested in signing Andy Carroll after he proved his fitness at Reading

Burnley are interested in signing Andy Carroll after he proved his fitness at ReadingCredit: Getty
Burnley are in need of a striker after Chris Wood left for Newcastle this week

Burnley are in need of a striker after Chris Wood left for Newcastle this weekCredit: Getty

He joined the Royals on a £1000 a week deal but his contract is set to expire this month.

That could lead Burnley to pick up Carroll on a free – offering him a chance to return to the Premier League, report The Mail.

The former England striker has proved his fitness in the Championship and remained injury free.

And he has impressed at the Madejski – although he has only scored one goal in seven matches, albeit for a struggling Reading side.

In the club’s 7-0 defeat to Fulham on Tuesday Carroll found the net with two incredible strikes.

One was an overhead kick and the other a volley from 25-yeards after he brought the ball down on his chest – but both were ruled out for offside.

Most read in Football

Rudiger ready to listen to Chelsea OFFER, Erling Haaland latest updates

TRANSFERS LIVE

Rudiger ready to listen to Chelsea OFFER, Erling Haaland latest updates

FREE BETS: GET OVER £2,000 IN NEW CUSTOMER DEALS

But Sean Dyche may have taken notice and Carroll’s height and physique makes him a like-for-like replacement for Chris Wood.

The forward departed Turf Moor this week to join Newcastle after the Magpies activated his £25million release fee.

Carroll has a troubled history with Burnley however.

He was sent off against the Clarets in a previous visit and Dyche wanted him to receive the same punishment after he smashed into Ben Mee with his forearm in a 2019 match.

But Carroll felt Mee was doing exactly the same and went on a rant after the game.

He said: “He was jumping up giving elbows, I was jumping up giving elbows.

“It was exactly the same at both ends but every game it is always me, always me.

“Fabian Schar has come in there with bumps all over his head, bruises everywhere and somehow nothing is done. It’s a disgrace really.

“Let’s face it, it was a disgusting game. The weather was terrible, the referee gave decisions against us.

“It’s hard to keep your cool in those situations, really hard. There were decisions they got that we didn’t get and it’s frustrating.”

 Read our Transfer News Live blog for the very latest rumours, gossip and done deals