Steve Bruce revealed that Andy Carroll is on the lookout for a new club after he left Newcastle United. The Newcastle boss said that Carroll left the club amicably but needs to ‘go and play somewhere’. This was Carroll’s second spell at Newcastle United. After his first spell, he went to Liverpool for around £35m. During his second spell with Newcastle, Andy Carroll made just eight league starts under Steve Bruce. Carroll has nine caps for England which he earned between 2010 and 2012. He scored two goals during these appearances, one coming in a friendly against Ghana while the other was at Euro 2012 against Sweden.
Steve Bruce is eager to bring Joe Willock back to the club after his loan spell helped keep their Premier League status intact. He scored eight goals in 14 appearances in the Premier League last season.
As I’ve said, it’s really Arsenal’s decision,” Bruce said. “And until Arsenal make a decision – a bit like all the big clubs, they have a look over pre-season and see what they’re getting in and not getting in – we’ll keep monitoring and badgering away.”
Florian Lejeune is in talks with Alaves for a permanent transfer. The French defender was on loan last season from Newcastle United. Their problems at the back have taken a further beating with no senior goalkeeper available for their 1-0 defeat to non-league York the past weekend. Martin Dubravka is injured, and Karl Darlow tested positive for coronavirus last week. Freddie Woodman and Mark Gillespie returned negative Covid tests but have to isolate after being identified as close contacts.