Newcastle striker Andy Carroll has insisted that he will be staying at Newcastle, despite rumours linking him with a move.
Since Carroll broke onto the scene with a hat-trick against Aston Villa he has been rumoured to be on the move in January, with Spurs or Arsenal being his likely destination. Since the sacking of Chris Hughton speculation has surfaced once more, but Carroll has distanced himself from a move, stating that he is happy to stay where he is: “I’ve always worked towards being where I am now and want to stay here – it’s as simple as that.”
I regards to departed manager Chris Hughton, Carroll said:
“Chris has been absolutely fantastic with me. All I can say is that I appreciate everything that he has done for me.”
“He’s helped me become the player I am now.”
“He’s gone now, and I just need to keep working on what he’s taught me, and with the new manager, I’ve got to listen to him.”
The news will come as an early Christmas present to Newcastle fans who have seen their team, though inconsistent, climb to 8th in league and only five points behind 5th placed Spurs.
Carroll, who made his England debut in November, is currently the second highest goal-scorer in the Premier League with 10 goals and can also boast six assists.