Andy Caroll feels good to have re-joined Newcastle United. The 30-year-old re-joins his boyhood club after having been released by West Ham this summer. He will be expected to act as cover and support for Newcastle’s new record signing Joelinton next season.
Caroll will be looking to add value to the Toon Army after having scored 33 goals for them during his first spell between 2006-2011.
“It feels very good. My friends and family are here, and it’s the club that I support – it is home,” said Carroll.
“I enjoyed the time I spent here, and hopefully I can carry on where I left off. When I left eight-and-a-half years ago, I was scoring goals and I was enjoying my football. It’s been a pretty tough time since then, and I just want to get back to that.
“I know it’s home. I’ve played here, I’ve spoken to the fans – I am a fan – and my family is here. For me to get back to where I was, I think this is the only place for me.”
Magpies manager Steve Bruce said: “To bring a local hero like Andy back to Newcastle United is fantastic. He is very excited to be home.
“He is a big, physical threat in the opposition box and another great option for us at the top end of the pitch.
“He gives us something different to what we already have and we’ll do our best to get him flying again.”