By Chris Wright
As of this morning, word is reaching Pies that Tottenham have had a £15 million bid for Newcastle bruiser Andy Carroll rejected, prompting Toon boss Alan Pardew to once again repeat that his towering forward is not for sale at any sodding price.
Said Pardew, quoted in the Metro of all places:
“Spurs can bid whatever they like. He is not for sale. I am going to say it one last time, Andy’s not for sale.”
Yesterday, Spurs manager Harry Redknapp signalled his interest in Carroll in his customary, round-the-houses style:
“He’s a good player, but we are nowhere near getting Carroll. How much is he worth? You are talking £30-to-£40 million.”
Which begs the question: What the hell are you doing going in at £15 million then?