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Andy Carroll Signs Short Term Contract

15 November 2021
By Hob Nob Anyone?

Reading have confirmed a temporary contract has been agreed with Andy Carroll to bring him to the club until mid-January. The Royals had been linked with the out-of-contract striker since the summer but have finally confirmed his arrival at Reading's injury problems up front continue. With Puscas struggling with form and a huge injury list that includes virtually all our other options up front Reading will be hoping that Carroll can make an immediate impact. We will of course be assuming that Carroll arrives at Reading match fit to come straight into the squad and that he can stay injury free during his short time at the club.

Carroll has been without a club this season after leaving Newcastle United in the Summer. Perhaps his most successful time of his career came during his first spell at Newcastle between 2006 and 2011 after he turned professional at the club. He made 80 league appearances for Newcastle, scoring 31 goals before making a 35-million-pound move to Liverpool, making him one of the most expensive footballers in the world at the time. He left after two and a half years, and West Ham were still happy to pay 15 million for his services. After six years with the Hammers, and another 26 league goals, he moved back to Newcastle on a free transfer. Carroll also has nine England caps and two goals for his country. There's no doubt that Carroll is a massive name, and he is still only 32, but time will tell to see what he can bring to Reading in the Championship.

 

Discussion On This Story:

 Big Ern

» 31 Aug 2021 13:32

From a friend who is a Serbian journalist. Apparently we are in for him

 Brogue

» 31 Aug 2021 13:35

Good post. Not heard of this, how come it's not been reported on here or on Twitter yet?

 Tilehurstsouthbank

» 31 Aug 2021 14:06



Getreading and the Tilehurst End are now all over it so it might have legs (even if Andy doesn't anymore!) :lol:

 Norfolk Royal

» 31 Aug 2021 14:15

It's the first I've heard of it since I saw it on twitter this morning.

 Nameless

» 31 Aug 2021 14:29


Never believe anything until it's Confirmed by a Serbian journalist

 Brogue

» 31 Aug 2021 14:30


Never believe anything until it's Confimred by a Serbian journalist

 SouthDownsRoyal

» 31 Aug 2021 14:35


Never believe anything until it's Confirmed by a Serbian journalist

 SCIAG

» 31 Aug 2021 16:50


Never believe anything until it's Confirmed by a Serbian journalist
This is why I still don’t recognise Kosovar independence.

 Royalwaster

» 31 Aug 2021 17:24


Never believe anything until it's Confirmed by a Serbian journalist
This is why I still don’t recognise Kosovar independence.
Are you Arnautovic in disguise?

 Lower West

» 31 Aug 2021 17:48

Another injury prone has been. :cry:

 Royalwaster

» 31 Aug 2021 17:56



Yeah agree - the club needs to be more ambitious and instead sign a proven Premier League striker with no injury record, a high scoring record, and also whose value is likely to double in the next few years. I'm sure we can get that for a £0 transfer fee and £8.5 / week in wages.

 Elm Park Kid

» 31 Aug 2021 18:11

How is it that the EFL are allowing to increase our wage bill like this? These signings don't sound particularly cheap to me.


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