Former Newcastle United striker Andy Carroll could be set for a shock return to the Premier League with Wolves.
The striker has been a free agent since the end of last season, being released by Steve Bruce for the second year in a row. His contract at West Brom came to an end, and he has since been unable to find a new club.
There was talk of a move to Belgian side Club Brugge, which could have allowed Carroll the chance to play in the Champions League. However, that move collapsed.
Now there is speculation that the 33-year-old could have a shock route back into the Premier League after spending last season in the Championship.
Carroll could join Wolves
According to the Telegraph, Wolves will consider making a move to sign Carroll on a free if they can’t complete a deal for Diego Costa.
Bruno Lage’s side are in desperate need of a forward, with summer signing Sasa Kaladjzic suffering a horrendous knee injury on his debut.
Wolves have since turned to former Chelsea star Diego Costa, who is a free agent after being released by Atletico Mineiro.
It sounded like a deal for the Spain international was likely, but now it is in limbo. The 33-year-old has not been granted a work permit to join Wolves, despite the fact he is due to arrive in England tonight.
Wolves have appealed the decision in hope that it will be reversed, but alternative targets are being looked at. And that could open the door for Carroll to return to the Premier League.
It would be seen as a desperate move by Wolves, especially given how Carroll’s last spell in the top flight went. While it was incredibly nostalgic to see the local lad back at Newcastle, he didn’t offer much.
Carroll scored just one goal during his second spell at St James’ Park, and is now another year older after spending last season at Reading and West Brom.
After being let go by Newcastle in 2021, Carroll could become a Premier League player once again in 2022. He is the man Wolves turn to in their state of crisis.