National journo: 30y/o passes Newcastle medical, personal terms agreed

Andy Carroll has passed a medical and agreed a one year deal to return to Newcastle United, according to the Daily Mail journalist Craig Hope

The 30-year-old striker has been without a club since leaving West Ham earlier this summer, but it is understood that everything is in place for him to make a return to his boyhood club.

It is believed that his contract will have a low basic wage, but will be incentivised to encourage him to play more.

OPINION

If the finances behind this deal are right, then this could be a brilliant move for the Toon Army. Carroll has been plagued by injuries in recent years, but he can still be a real handful for defences when he is fit and firing, and he could be a very decent option for Steve Bruce to chuck into the fray every now and again. The target man still managed to win a respectable 3.8 aerial duels for West Ham last season, as per Whoscored, despite being ravaged by fitness complaints, and while he won’t be expected to start every game on Tyneside, there will no doubt be moments during the course of the season when somebody with his expertise in havoc will be a very welcome addition to the squad. As long as he’s not breaking the bank, this is a top move for the Toon.

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