So the rumours of Newcastle’s interest in Andy Carroll appear to have cooled some what since they surfaced around two weeks ago.

It’s difficult to see why a move back to Newcastle wouldn’t work for all three parties, apart from how much it would cost the Magpies to take him off our hands.

Yes, we’re sick of him constantly getting injured and yes, the performances and change of style this season suggest his future at the club is now limited to the point where he could become nothing more than an impact player off the bench.

So the chance to sell, I suspect, would be a fairly attractive proposition for the owners. But he’d still cost a small fortune give the amount we paid for him and the fact he’s still got about 3/4 years on his big fat, mega money contract.

It’d be sad to see him go knowing that, had he stayed fit, we could’ve had one hell of a striker on our hands. But sometimes things just aren’t meant to be.

So here a SIX reasons why we should look into selling Andy Carroll in January…

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Andy Carroll - West Ham