Liverpool Signs Andy Carroll To Replace Fernando Torres
Liverpool Football Club have signed Andy Carroll from Newcastle United for a club record transfer fee of £35 Million. In a dramatic week, which saw the departure of fans favourite Fernando Torres, who signed for Chelsea in a British record transfer worth £50 Million.
Carroll, aged 22, graduated from the Newcastle football academy and was an integral part of the team that was promoted from the Championship last season. This season has seen him score 11 goals from 19 games and he has made his first appearance for England.
The new striker will inherit the number nine shirt vacated by Torres, becomes the most expensive British signing in the history of the game, and his transfer was confirmed just hours after the departure of Torres.
Carroll joins the Reds with an existing injury which he sustained while playing for Newcastle and it could be several weeks before he is fit to make his debut for the new team. His departure from the Tyneside club seems somewhat acrimonious, with claims and counter claims about his decision to leave.
The transfer activity at Anfield this week will have surprised many fans as Torres was idolised, and his record of 81 goals in 142 appearances for the Reds is certainly impressive, but many also believe that he had reached his peak as a player and a series of serious injuries have left him a shadow of the playerufabet เว็บออนไลน์อันดับ1 he was two seasons ago.
Liverpool also completed the signing of Luis Suarez from Ajax this week and have effectively signed two new strikers for the price of one. Suarez has an impressive scoring record, while Carroll who has yet to complete a full season playing competitively in the Premier League and has only scored 34 goals in his professional career, he is believed by many to be the best young player in England.
The fans of both Liverpool and Newcastle will be disappointed to see their star strikers leave, and Chelsea fans will be delighted with the arrival of Torres, only time will tell who has secured the best deal from what transpired to be one of the most exciting and expensive days in English football history.