Danny Mills believes current striker is the one person Newcastle ‘do not need.’

Former Manchester City and Leeds United fullback Danny Mills believes that forward Andy Carroll will depart when his contract expires in the summer.

The striker arrived on a free transfer in August 2019 after being released by West Ham, via Transfermarkt, and whilst the player has managed 13 appearances, he has not scored a single goal.

Fans of the Magpies hoped that he would be able to to reproduce the form he showed during his previous spell at St. James’ Park from 2006 to 2011, per Transfermarkt. During this period, the Englishman managed 33 goals in 91 appearances, and his performances earned him a £36.90 million move to Liverpool.

When speaking about the player to Football Insider, Mills said, “It is very unlikely. He has not been fit enough this season. What is the point in having him around? He has hardly been available, let alone been on the pitch.



“It is one person that they do not need. He will be on a basic wage, it will not be just a pay-as-you-play. You may as well spend that on somebody else.

“Carroll may have to look somewhere like the MLS because he is just not fit enough. As great as he can be, his body is not up to it right now. He may even think about retirement but only Andy Carroll will know that.”

It’s hard to disagree with Mills here, Carroll has been injured for large amounts of his career, and at his former club West Ham, he missed 151 games due to these problems. He is also currently injured and has been for the last 82 days with no current date set for his return.

It is probably best for Newcastle to free up some money to spend on a more prolific and less injury prone striker. The latest rumours, which has linked them with Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos, via GOAL, seem to suggest that they will most likely let Andy Carroll go in the summer.

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Lauren Robert’s social media post has plenty of Newcastle fans talking

Newcastle have had a number of cult heroes over the years but one that stands out in the memory is former winger Laurent Robert.

He made 175 appearances for us in the Bobby Robson era and his wand of a left foot won’t be forgotten any time soon, particularly if he continues his current online presence.

The 44-year-old showed that he still likes to test out his skills with a football by posting a snap on Instagram, but the photo also showed something else that made Newcastle fans take note.

The Magpies’ shorts on display show there is still love for the club from the Frenchman, which is perhaps unsurprising given he represented us more than any other team in his career.

Will you be disappointed if the club isn’t taken over?

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Yes

No

No

However, a significant amount of time has passed since he exited St. James’ Park, which shows we had a long-lasting impression on him, enough to ensure a connection still exists.

Moreover, he played for us in a successful period, too, as we made the second phase of the Champions League group stage in 2002/03.

Robert will be remembered for his clinical free-kicks and bullet shot power, and hopefully we see a few more former players express such a feeling for Newcastle, as fans certainly love seeing it.

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“Heart the size of a pea”, “Same as Almiron” – Many NUFC fans batter 26y/o following article

Lots of Newcastle United fans have criticised Ayoze Perez after a story was posted about him by the Leicester Mercury.

After he was bought by Brendan Rodgers’ side for £30m in the summer, Leicester have gone onto have a fantastic season, currently sitting third in the Premier League.

Nevertheless, based on the story which has a range of fans’ opinions on the player, he hasn’t seemed to win over the King Power Stadium just yet.

The article asks supporters to give a rating out of 10 for his performances thus far, and out of the 10 people that were asked, there was no score higher than seven and no score lower than four – so it’s clear nobody thinks he’s been a great addition.

Would you sign Valentino Lazaro for £21.5m?

Nope, we can do better

Nope, we can do better

Yes, would be a great deal

Yes, would be a great deal

Haven't seen enough yet

Haven't seen enough yet

Many referenced the fact that he has been playing out of position for much of the season, with him being better suited behind the striker rather than on the wing.

Two also described the player as “lazy”, prompting the popular Newcastle fan account @NUFC360 to tweet about it, claiming that he wasn’t lazy and was always one of the hardest workers under Benitez.

Despite this, many got in response to the account and disagreed with him, with some saying that he was lazy, and others just saying that he isn’t very good.

Here are some of the responses below…

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Rondon 2.0: Steve Bruce looks to fix costly Newcastle mistake by signing 29-goal man

According to GOAL, Rangers are preparing to let Alfredo Morelos leave in the summer, a move that should greatly interest Newcastle.

It has been reported on occasion that Steve Bruce is an admirer of the striker, and that interest reared its head in January only for the Gers’ to rule out a potential move.

However, it is now being suggested that the Glasgow outfit will look to gain a £13m fee, with a host of clubs as well as Newcastle interested in his signature.

Leicester, Crystal Palace and Aston Villa are all reportedly willing to offer the Columbian an opportunity to play in the Premier League, but he could fancy a move to the continent with Atletico Madrid and Inter Milan also courting his signature.

The fact his asking price has supposedly been reduced offers an added incentive for us to make a move soon, as we could certainly benefit from the 29 goals he has scored this term.

Should we sign Alfredo Morelos?

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Joelinton, Andy Carroll and Dwight Gayle have all failed to deliver with just one league goal between them, which goes to show that the likes of Steve Bruce and Lee Charnley failed to replace Salomon Rondon after his exit last summer.

Morelos is in many ways a similar forward to Rondon. He battles for every ball with an average of 15.2 duels per league game this term, of which he has won 37% – per WyScout.

The Venezuelan, by comparison, won 4.6 aerial duels per game last season, and acted as the focal point we needed under Rafa Benitez.

Joelinton attempts to do the same but lacks the pace and attacking instinct to get on the end of chances, as his three goals would suggest, and that makes Morelos a suitable replacement.

There is a concern over the 23-year-old’s discipline, having been sent off seven times for Rangers in almost three years, though that does show his fighting spirit which was similar to the way in which Rondon conducted himself.

As a result, Morelos would be a bargain at £13m and a player who would not only deliver for us, but perhaps secure a significant transfer fee in a few years time.

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Report: Potential €30m Joelinton replacement linked once more, but they face competition

Newcastle United have been linked once more to the signing of Club Brugge forward Emmanuel Dennis, but it seems like they’re not the only ones wanting the young Nigerian.

According to reports from Voetbalkrant, the Nigerian press are continuing to link Dennis to a move to the Premier League and Newcastle United – and previous reports suggest that he could cost a good €30m (£25.85M).

The 22-year-old burst onto the European scene earlier during the season after he shocked the Santiago Bernabeu by scoring a double to earn Brugge a point in the first round of the Champions League group stage.

Previous reports from Voetbal Belgie, HLN and FootMercato suggest that the Magpies have a fair bit of company in the pursuit for the forward. Those reports suggest that Everton, Sheffield United, Brighton, Watford, Southampton, Leicester City and Crystal Palace all have an interest in the player, which could make things difficult for Steve Bruce’s side if they are serious about signing him.

Would you sign Emmanuel Dennis?

Yes, he looks a top prospect

Yes, he looks a top prospect

No, we should look elsewhere

No, we should look elsewhere

With Joelinton failing to make an impact while leading the line this season, any big-money forward that comes in during the summer is likely to be taking his position as the spearhead of the Magpies’ attack.

The Brazillian has only scored one goal this season in the Premier League, way back in August against Spurs. Based on this, it is pretty obvious that goals are needed, but just because Dennis is wanted by lots of teams does not mean that he is the right fit.

The Brugge striker only has nine goals to his name from 33 games in all competitions, with only five coming from 20 league matches. Bearing in mind that this is the Belgian top-tier, there simply isn’t enough to suggest that he will be able to improve that tally at a much higher level in the Premier League.

Furthermore, they could find themselves in a similar situation to what they have with Joelinton. The forward plays all across the front line and isn’t necessarily a natural number 9 who will be able to play with his back to goal, as proven by the fact he has played just 15 of his 29 games as a striker this season, with the others coming on the wing.

If Newcastle are focusing on bringing in a lone striker, they should spend their money elsewhere.

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“Big Sam battering”, “Best time” – Many NUFC fans react to popular video

Many Newcastle United fans have reacted on Twitter to a goal by Obafemi Martins in a Magpies shirt.

With the Premier League having little content available to them at the moment, they have been doing a ‘Goal of the Day’ series to keep their followers entertained.

Today was the turn of a “prime Obafemi Martins”, with the video showing the Nigerian international scoring a bicycle kick against Bolton as they defeated the now League One club 3-1 at the University of Bolton Stadium.

It was a savoury day for then-boss Sam Allardyce, who managed to travel to his old stomping ground and pick up all three points.

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Only if he was less

Only if he was less

No thanks

No thanks

Yes please

Yes please

Martins grabbed two that day, while Charles N’Zogbia scored a free-kick, leaving the away team 3-0 up at half-time. Nicholas Anelka pulled one back early in the second half, but United were able to keep them held.

@PremierLeague shared the video, to which plenty of Newcastle fans responded to with their personal opinions.

Here are some of their responses below…

Martins was rated by many, however, he was unable to fulfil what many expected of him at such a young age.

He joined the Magpies as just a 21-year-old after playing for Inter Milan. At that point, he had played 136 games, scored 49 goals and assisted 12, but his move to Newcastle saw only 35 goals and seven assists from 104 games.

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