Former Newcastle United striker Andy Carroll scored a brace in West Ham United’s last-gasp 2-1 victory against fellow strugglers West Bromwich Albion at the London Stadium on Tuesday night, and Magpies fans have urged their club to re-sign the 28-year-old.
The centre-forward scored 33 goals in 91 matches in all competitions for the Tyneside outfit before he was sold to Liverpool in a £35m deal in 2011, but he has struggled with injuries at Anfield and then with the Irons since then.
Meanwhile, Rafa Benitez’s men lie just two points above the Premier League relegation zone and having netted just 20 times in their 22 top flight matches this term, the Spaniard may be looking for a new striker during the January transfer window.
Newcastle supporters were quick to have their say on the Geordie player via social media, and while one said he “would love Carroll back at the Toon”, another simply said “come back home”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
I would actually take Andy Carroll back, if he stays fit he’s absolutely deadly, him & Gayle could be the perfect fit! #NUFC
— Robbo! 🙋♂️ (@KraigRobbo_) January 2, 2018
— Bren (@nacholeebre) January 2, 2018
I think a good player for Newcastle to go for would be getting Andy Carroll back, an experienced striker that knows where the goal is and isn’t going to break the bank for us. Also a local lad @NUFC
— Jody (@JPMDDK) January 2, 2018
Would have Carroll back at Newcastle any day!
— Rory Jake Robertson (@RoryNUFC94) January 2, 2018
One of the greatest sights in football is seeing Andy Carroll score a header, i’d have the lanky injury prone donkey back at Newcastle in a heartbeat
— ™ (@NK__x) January 2, 2018
Would love Carroll back at the toon
— adam wright (@adam_wright11) January 3, 2018