Liverpool striker Andy Carroll will not be moving to Ligue 1 with AS Monaco, according to a former member of staff.
Liverpool star Andy Carroll will not be moving to AS Monaco, according to the principality club’s former sporting director Tor-Kristian Karlsen, who left his role in February 2013.
The Daily Telegraph published a piece indicating that Monaco’s bid to add firepower to their squad had resulted in an enquiry about Carroll’s availability and likely price tag, but that has been dismissed by Karlsen on Twitter.
The fantasist who dreamt up the Andy Carroll to AS Monaco rumour really needs his head checked out
— Tor-Kristian Karlsen (@karlsentk) May 20, 2013
Carroll enjoyed a loan spell at West Ham United this season, having found that he was not in Brendan Rodgers’ plans at Anfield.
The 24 year-old has reportedly offered a bit part role for the coming season as an impact substitute, with an intensive training program for pre-season designed to increase his mobility and speed.
However, it remains the case that Rodgers is far from a fan of the traditional target man centre forward, and the likelihood is that Carroll will move on if a team can meet his asking price and wages.