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Andy Carroll wants to return to Newcastle United

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West Ham United striker Andy Carroll wants to return to his boyhood club Newcastle United, according to The Sun.

The 26-year-old was famously sold by Newcastle to Liverpool for £35 million in 2011. However, since leaving St James' Park the big targetman has struggled for both fitness and form.

Never justifying his large fees it appears Carroll wants to return to Newcastle, where he scored an impressive 33 goals in 91 appearances.

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The Gateshead born striker is apparently keen to leave the Hammers following the departure of manager Sam Allardyce.

The pair have worked together previously at Newcastle and with Allardyce's contract not being renewed at Upton Park, Carroll see's this summer as the right time to move on.

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Injury-hit season

An ankle ligament injury during pre-season and a medial ligament tear suffered against Southampton in February has limited Carroll to just 12 appearances this season.

Injuries and a poor goal return has meant Carroll has never lived up to the potential he showed. At West Ham 14 goals in three seasons leaves many questioning the £15 million fee paid to Liverpool and the six-year contract offered to Carroll in 2013.

However, with John Carver looking increasingly unlikely to get the managers job at St. James' Park full time; owner Mike Ashley will be prioritising bringing in a new head coach than transfers for the time being.

That being said, theres no doubt the price will be a lot lower than the £35 million Ashley received for Carroll in 2011.

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