Newcastle United are unlikely to listen to loan offers for Andy Carroll in the January transfer window, according to The Chronicle.
The English striker has been strongly linked with a loan move to West Bromwich Albion, which would see him reuniting with former boss Sam Allardyce.
The report added that the Magpies are willing to offer Carroll regular playing time in the second half of the season. The 32-year-old managed to find the back of the net in Newcastle’s recent 2-1 defeat again Leicester City.
With just one goal in 33 appearances in all competitions since returning to St James Park in 2019, Carroll’s stats hardly make for impressive reading.
However, he is a proven scorer at the highest level. It is also important to take into account that most of his appearances have been from the bench.
Steve Bruce has a number of attacking options available at present, which means that Carroll will face an uphill battle to become the club’s number one striker.
If the former Liverpool star wants to remain with Newcastle beyond his contract, which expires at the end of the current season, he will need to start scoring goals soon.