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Transfer News: Andy Carroll returns to Newcastle United

And will start the season on the sidelines like good old times.

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Newcastle United has signed four players so far with the most recent being Emil Krafth. But Newcastle is also bringing in an old face to the club, and that’s in the form of Andy Carroll. The homegrown player has passed his medical and will sign a one year deal with Newcastle United.

Good move or bad? Andy Carroll is an injury prone player who could have been legendary if his injuries hadn’t sidelined him for most of his career. I’m not sure this is a positive move for the club because I’m not sure how much playing time Carroll will actually be able to command.

The move makes sense from almost all other points. He will be on a low basic wage that will only go up with incentives on how he plays. He’s older, more experienced, and can bring some wisdom to a club that has gotten increasingly younger this summer.

However if Steve Bruce thought he was getting a solid option at striker, he’s wrong. One of Newcastle’s biggest fears is injury to their top players. Depth has been questionable for some time, and while Andy Carroll can be said to be “added depth” he’s another injury prone player will be unlikely to be able to come to the rescue if Joelinton or Dwight Gayle get hurt.