Spurs, Liverpool and Manchester United Chasing Andy Carroll

Paul ReeceContributor IINovember 14, 2010

Carroll in action against Fulham on Saturday
Carroll in action against Fulham on SaturdayLaurence Griffiths/Getty Images

So Newcastle United fans woke up to news that Spurs were rumoured to be lining up a £22 million cash plus player offer for Andy Carroll.

The striker has been sensational for United on the pitch—and endured a difficult time of it. And Now reports are claiming the striker wants to leave his beloved Newcastle to settle down.

Sunday morning rumours have linked the recent England squad member with Liverpool, Manchester United and Spurs, but should United fans be worried?

Well the striker has made no secret of his love for United and he described himself as "immensley proud" of being given the coveted No. 9 shirt at the start of the season.

Add to that the strike has just penned a new five year deal at United he is so happy, so are the rumours of unrest true at all?

It's well known his personality off the pitch has attracted the wrong kind of headlines, but will this really change? I don't think Carroll will enjoy the quiet life in London, Liverpool or Manchester.

Much is made of Newcastle wild nightlife but do all the major cities not have the same dark attractions?

Carroll is a huge talent and being given the No. 9 shirt based on merit not name showed just how good he is and can be.

But in interviews and performances does Carroll ever look unsettled at Newcastle? I don't think so - He is a player leading the line and giving 100 percent and loving the adoration he receives from the toon army.

It is impossible of course to know for certain, only one man knows where his future lies and that is Andy Carroll.

I remember Wayne Rooney's words "Once a blue, always a blue" and we all know how that ended so United must be wary.

With England recognition comes attention of course and that will be partly behind today's rumours, but Carroll must again be wary and remember what happened to Darren Bent.

An England hopeful at Charlton led to a £16 million move to Spurs, but the move didn't go as planned.

The No. 9 at Newcastle is one of football's special shirts and I am sure he feels lucky and honoured to wear it.  I hope he remembers its importance if the big boys do come knocking.