AC Milan and Liverpool near a shocking transfer deal for English star Andy Carroll
The Merseyside has gone into a panic attack once again. Transfer rumors about Liverpool star Andy Carroll have turned out to be true. According to reports from San Siro, AC Milan is interested in acquiring Andy Carroll’s services through season long loan spell.
Meanwhile in England, Liverpool has confirmed the possibility of sending away Andy Carroll to Italy. Officials from San Siro have revealed that Andy Carroll’s name came up when Liverpool and AC Milan were talking about a permanent transfer for midfielder Alberto Aquilani.
Earlier, the son of AC Milan president Silvio Berlusconi, Pier Silvio suggested that AC Milan could be interested in signing Andy Carroll in the future. Since then it has been a wild roller coaster ride for Liverpool fans.
“This is a new era for Milan,” Pier Silvio said in an interview to The Sun. “We will continue to get younger while maintaining the culture.”
“Milan still has its superstars but I’d like to have Carroll at Milan. I was impressed with his strength and his headed goal against Sweden.”
The new Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is already considering sending away Andy Carroll. The England international has failed to live up to £35 million Liverpool paid Newcastle United to acquire him.
However, Andy Carroll has slowly picked form at Anfield. At the end of last season, Andy Carroll started recording good form and posted a couple of good performances for England at Euro 2012.
AC Milan has lost a number of crucial players from their squad recently. The Italian giants are in dire need of rebuilding their club. Over the past two years, AC Milan have lost the services of Filippo Inzaghi, Clarence Seedorf, Mark van Bommel, Gennaro Gattuso and Alessandro Nesta. Moreover, AC Milan are on the verge of losing Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Robinho and Thiago Silva.
In spite of all the criticism, former England striker Mark Hateley believes a spell at AC Milan will do well for Andy Carroll. Mark Hateley played for three seasons with AC Milan during the 80s.
“It would be breath of fresh air for Andy Carroll,” Mark Hateley explained in an interview to talkSPORT. “It would be great to go away and test himself in a new environment, a new culture and a different way of living. That was key for my development when I was so young.
“They teach you the game inside and out, that’s what they do in these countries, especially Italy. Big strikers have always been a handful. It would be great for Andy and…it’ll be great for England.
“At his age you’re still very young and very raw. He’s got great strengths in his game already but he still has a lot of weaknesses.
“They (Milan) can deconstruct his game and build it back up again to the way a European centre-forward should be.”