Former England international Danny Mills has claimed that Newcastle United’s decision to re-sign striker Andy Carroll is a gamble that’s not paying off.
The Magpies frontman missed out on Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers due to injury, and Sky Sports pundit Mills believes that Carroll’s injury problems always presented an issue.
“This was always going to be the doubt signing Andy Carroll, we all assumed he would be on a pay-as-you-play contract, I don’t think anyone would be too doubtful about that,” he told Football Insider.
“When you need to get fit, when you need a player – at that sort of level he’s going to struggle to play 90 minutes, he’s going to struggle to play 45 minutes if he can’t get through more than two training sessions. It looks like a little bit of a gamble that isn’t really paying off at the moment.”
It's not really a gamble if he doesn't play because the club have nothing to lose because they don't pay him.
That was the deal.
The player is on the brink of retiring, and we all know that. But it's a sentimental journey for the striker because he HOPES he can make a difference to the club he loves.
If we rest all of our hopes on him - we are doomed - because it isn't going to work that way.