Former Premier League striker Dean Windass believes that Andy Carroll would be content with a short-term deal at a Championship club.
The 32-year-old injury-hit forward has endured a disappointing return to Newcastle – scoring just once across the last two seasons and is out of contract at the end of this month.
Carroll has been offered an extension at St James’, although despite proving his fitness last season, was hardly used by Steve Bruce.
Bruce has four strikers on his books but used the likes of Callum Wilson and Joelinton ahead of the ex-West Ham man, who started just four Premier League games and played only 21 minutes in the second half of the campaign.
Carroll’s only goal came against Leicester in early-January, and Windass exclusively told Football FanCast that he wouldn’t be short of offers should he consider dropping down to the Championship for the first time for more than a decade:
“Andy Carroll has got to get fit, got to get his body right. I don’t know what he does off the field, but his body isn’t right, and he’s got to work hard on his body.
“In terms of his injuries, he’s doing something wrong. I would take him all day long if he’s a Championship manager. Short-term deal or give him a year contract on £10,000-£15,000 per-week, I’m sure he would take it.”