Sunderland And Newcastle Fighting To Secure £18 Million Andy Caroll Signing?

North East derby rivals set to fight it out over West Ham hitman Andy Carroll.

West Ham striker Andy Carroll is a target for both Sunderland and former club Newcastle - and the Hammers would be willing to sell the hulking forward for £18million, according to reports from Shoot.co.uk. Despite struggling with injuries, Carroll has recently returned to fitness and looks to be in good form, notching a goal in each of his last two league appearances (including an opportunistic headed winner against Southampton). Both Newcastle and Sunderland are struggling through a difficult Premier League campaign, currently sitting in 18th and 19th place respectively. Of the two teams, the Magpies have struggled to find the net most, with strikers Aleksander Mitrovic, Ayoze Perez, and (now-injured) Papiss Cisse struggling to find the net on a regular basis. Sunderland are a slightly different kettle of fish, and have benefitted immensely from the goalscoring instincts of veteran frontman Jermain Defoe. However, a successful strike partner has yet to emerge at the Stadium of Light, with Steven Fletcher, academy graduate Duncan Watmore, summer signing Jeremain Lens, and returnee Fabio Borini failing to consistently impress. Should Steve McClaren or Sam Allardyce wish to tempt Carroll to the region, they should be ready to splash the cash. £18million is no small fee, especially when considered alongside the England international's reported weekly wage of £90,000.
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