Last updated: 12/31/19 12:50 pm
Andy Carroll returned to Newcastle in the summer
Andy Carroll says he is in no hurry to discuss his contract with Newcastle and wants to stay “as long as possible” in his home club.
The 30-year-old striker returned to St James’ Park in the summer with a first 12-month pay-as-you-play deal.
Carroll has played 12 Premier League games this season since returning from a single operation in September, as he wants to convince the Newcastle hierarchy to win a longer deal.
“I want to stay as long as possible. I am happy. I have not talked to anyone about contracts and I will not,” Carroll said prior to Leicester’s New Year visit to Tyneside.
“I’ll just see how it goes.”
Carroll won 29 of his 35 air duels in the defeat against Everton
Carroll has yet to score a goal this season, but has given a reminder of his muscular approach and aerial photo effectiveness under Steve Bruce, whose side goes into 11th place in the Premier League for the new year.
The former English international will hope to meet his former Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers, the man who initially lent him and then sold it to West Ham.
Carroll, who arrived in Anfield in 2011 for a £ 35 million club record, played the full 90 minutes in Saturday’s 2-1 defeat by Everton, the Magpies’ first in the league at home since the campaign’s opening day.
2:58 FREE TO VIEW: Highlights from Everton’s victory over Newcastle in the Premier League
FREE TO VIEW: Highlights of Everton’s victory over Newcastle in the Premier League
“We definitely want to start the year in style,” he said.
“It was a quick change again. Two defeats during the festive period, we just have to bounce back. We just have to keep going and think about the next game.”
How to follow the January transfer window
Sky Sports brings you the latest news from the transfer market in January with the return of three shows.
Start your day with Good Morning Transfers at 9:00 AM, because our team of reporters brings you the latest news and insight. Transfer Talk then follows at noon and provides analysis of the greatest stories. Then come to us at 7 pm for the final completion of the news of the day with The Transfer Show.
In the meantime, the Transfer Talk podcast is also back at the beginning of the year with more expert analyzes from here and across the continent.
And besides tuning in to Sky Sports News, don’t miss out on our special Transfer Center blog.
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