Newcastle Seek to Bring Striker Andy Carroll Back on Season-Long Loan

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Newcastle Seek to Bring Striker Andy Carroll Back on Season-Long Loan
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Young English striker Andy Carroll is seeking interest from the club that sold him in 2011.  Newcastle United have approached Liverpool F.C. inquiring about the availability of the 23-year-old striker.

Telegraph Sport understands that Newcastle are keen to secure a season-long loan deal for the man they sold to Liverpool for £35 million in January 2011, with a view to sealing a permanent switch.

Andy Carroll was with Newcastle from 2006-2011, registering 80 caps and an impressive 31 goals at St. James Park.  In January of 2011, Newcastle sold Carroll for a staggering £35 million.  

It appears as though this extremely high transfer fee has put pressure on Carroll that he simply could not handle.  He has been a big disappointment for Liverpool, scoring only 6 total goals in 42 games.  

Amid speculation that this English target man does not fit into the plans of new boss Brendan Rodgers, a loan deal might benefit all three parties: Carroll, Newcastle and Liverpool.

Following Newcastle's relegation in 2009, Carroll had a breakout season in the power League Championship, scoring a total of 17 league goals.  With Newcastle's promotion, Carroll made an impressive jump into the Premier League, scoring 13 times in 2010-2011.

After Carroll's move to Liverpool, his production completely dropped off.  As Carroll is known for his head, Newcastle targeted their attack through the air, finding success for both the young striker and the club.

However, Carroll has struggled to remain the focal point of attack at Liverpool, attributing to his declining stats.

Carroll had a somewhat impressive Euro 2012, and a move out of Anfield might just be what this young striker needs to revitalize his career. 

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