Newcastle boss Steve Bruce confirms Andy Carroll has left the club after the end of his contract, admitting the striker ‘wants to play somewhere and enjoy his last years’
- Andy Carroll returned to Newcastle in 2019 for a second stint with West Ham
- But the return didn’t work, after only scoring once in 37 games
- Steve Bruce has since confirmed the 32-year-old striker has left the club club
- Newcastle look forward to loan spell for Man United defender Axel Tuanzebe
Steve Bruce has confirmed Andy Carroll has left Newcastle after his contract expired.
Carroll returned to Newcastle for a second stint from West Ham in the summer of 2019, but struggled to impress in the first team, scoring just once from 37 games.
Carroll, who played nine times for England, saw his contract expire at the end of the 2020-21 season and his number 7 shirt was recently transferred to Joelinton.
Andy Carroll has left Newcastle after the expiry of his contract with St James’ Park
And Bruce has now confirmed that Carroll’s time at St James’ Park has come to an end – he claims the 32-year-old, who has been hampered by injuries, needs regular playing time.
“I think Andy thinks it’s time for him to play,” Bruce told… air sports when he was questioned about his future after the 1-0 friendly defeat to York on Sunday.
“I wish him the best of luck with it, he’s done a good job for me, but I think he’s got it in his head that he wants to go somewhere and enjoy his last years.”
During his two stints at Newcastle, his first coming between 2006 and 2011, before being snapped up by Liverpool after impressing at the top, Carroll scored 34 times and provided 26 assists in 134 games.
Meanwhile, Newcastle defender Florian Lejeune is in talks with Alaves as they are one of the clubs asking for Axel Tuanzebe, Manchester United’s centre-back, on loan.
Steve Bruce confirmed the news after Newcastle’s friendly defeat to York