What a difference a day makes.
A new deal looked like a low-risk move for the Magpies, but that might not be the case.
The report states he earns about £20,000-per-week regardless. If he’s on the bench, that figure rises to £35,000-per week. But incredibly, the Telegraph claim Carroll earns around £75,000-per-week if he starts a game.
With those figures in mind, there’s no way Carroll should be given a new deal.
While he isn’t starting a lot of games, when he does he isn’t doing enough to justify that kind of money. That would make him one of the highest earners at the club.
Newcastle desperately need a source of goals, and to get that you’ve got to pay.
Unless he accepts a deal on reduced terms, Newcastle must say goodbye to Carroll this summer.
His sentimental return was exciting for a lot of fans, including myself. And there have been some good moments from the big man this season.
While he hasn’t scored, he has provided four assists in the Premier League.
With that kind of money on the table for starting a game, it was obvious that the hierarchy didn’t expect him to be fit enough to be in Steve Bruce’s XI most weeks.
The Northern Echo claim that Bruce wants to keep Carroll next season, but this might be a rare instance where the fans and Lee Charnley could be on the same page.