Tottenham Put Together £20m Package For Newcastle Bruiser

Chris Wright

20th, December 2010


By Chris Wright

Both the Daily Mirror and the Express seem pretty sure that Tottenham, in a bid to stave off high-rollers Chelsea and Manchester City, are putting together a £20 million package with which they intend to land Newcastle target man Andy Carroll in January – a ‘swapsies’ deal that will see both Robbie Keane and Peter Crouch moving the other way.

Both papers are carrying caveats to the tune of ‘Carroll doesn’t want to leave St James’ Park and neither do the club wish to sell him’, though both are also adamant that Spurs manager Harry Redknapp is now ‘determined to test the Toon’s resolve’ to hang onto their top scorer.

First of all, how many of these fabled ‘swap deals’ actually come to fruition over the course of a season? Not very bloomin’ many. And secondly, surely Mike Ashley isn’t that stupid…is he?

Posted in Newcastle Utd, Tottenham Hotspur, Transfers & Rumours

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  1. Pete says:

    So, that would be an awful move for Newcastle, I think we can all agree, but this summer I hoped that Newcastle would try to land Robbie Keane, as I think he would be a good complementary striker for Carroll.

    An experienced striker with a good work rate who has played with a dominant aerial threat and knows how to play off the back shoulder of defenders and get on the end of flicks. Plus, he has to want away from Tottenham, right? £6-7 million for him would be good business if you ask me.

    I honestly don’t see how the combined value of Keane and Crouch is £20 million. Both will be 30 when the transfer window opens.

  2. Jack says:

    I hope Carroll moves to Tottenham in January, It would line him up a better career for both England and his future.

  3. Dax says:

    Why would Carroll want to go to Spurs ? Redknap will take over from Capello and Spurs will plunge down the league back to their usual mediocrity.

  4. Montesquieu says:

    For a minute there I thought we were going to sign that scouse goon. I would have likely boycotted the team if that happened.

  5. stuart says:

    @Dax, i doubt the FA will ever appoint Harry, he’s far too outspoken, has been accused of tax evasion & other ‘dodgy’ dealings, hardly FA material.
    regarding Caroll, he’d make a good signing for Spurs, unlike Crouch, he can play as a lone striker and hold the ball up very well, perfect for teaming up with VDV

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