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Date TimeAugust 08, 2019
Voice• Free-transfer striker returns to Newcastle after eight years away• Andy Carroll: ‘My friends and family are here. It’s home’Eight years after departing Newcastle in a January deadline-day transfer Andy Carroll has returned in another 11th-hour move the club hope may pacify the militant element of their fanbase. The 30-year-old striker was a free agent after being released by West Ham and has accepted a one-year contract offering a low basic wage supplemented by appearance and goal bonuses.
Steve Bruce relishes having ‘local hero’ Andy Carroll back at Newcastle
Although Carroll is still recovering from ankle surgery in April he passed a medical and Steve Bruce hopes to be able to involve him in a first-team game before next month’s international break. Given Carroll’s injury record a significant risk is involved but the Newcastle manager believes the heavily incentivised deal makes it a gamble worth taking.

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