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Exclusive: Steve Howey advises Norwich to sign free agent Andy Carroll

Newly-promoted Norwich City should bolster their attacking options by signing free agent Andy Carroll, according to Steve Howey.

Carroll is still without a club after leaving Newcastle United when his contract expired at the end of June.

However, the frontman boasts 54 Premier League goals in 248 appearances for the Magpies, West Ham United and Liverpool.

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With Callum Wilson being Newcastle boss Steve Bruce’s first-choice striker following his big-money move from Bournemouth, Carroll was restricted to just four top flight starts last season.

The 32-year-old only found the back of the net once, in a 2-1 home defeat to Leicester City, but former Newcastle defender Howey believes he would enjoy more success by linking up with Daniel Farke at Norwich.

The Canaries are back in the Premier League after clinching the Championship title last term.

But Howey insists Norwich cannot rely on leading frontman Teemu Pukki, who scored 11 Premier League goals in the club’s doomed 2019/20 campaign, to fire the newly-promoted outfit to safety single-handedly.

He believes Finland international Pukki and Carroll could strike up a fruitful partnership.

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Speaking exclusively to Football FanCast, Howey said: “I think Carroll could fit into most teams. Because he’s such a presence and defenders are worried about him, he takes up two defenders. That could free room up for Pukki if he went to Norwich.

“I don’t think signing him would be a big risk, particularly if he was going to be on a contract where it’s pay-as-you-play.”

Article title: Exclusive: Steve Howey advises Norwich to sign free agent Andy Carroll

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