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Andy Carroll re-signs with Newcastle United

Andy Carroll re-signs with Newcastle United

For Newcastle, re-signing Andy Carroll would certainly be a feel-good signing for the club - and under the Mike Ashley era, any sort of feel-good moment would be welcomed by the Toon faithful.

The England global himself took to Twitter to announce the deal, saying "I'm Coming Home", and said Newcastle was the "only club for him" after the deal was announced.

Sky Sports News understands the striker has been receptive to the idea of a return to his former club and would be willing to take a pay cut to fit into the wage structure. "For me to get back where I was I think this is the only club for me".

"It's an wonderful feeling to be back".

Carroll scored 33 goals in 126 league appearances for West Ham but spent large amounts of time in the treatment room. On the way up it was just butterflies in the stomach.

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"The minute I left Newcastle it was always in my head to come back at one point".

New Newcastle United signing Andy Carroll wants to roll back the years and start to enjoy his football again at St James' Park.

"But I'm here now and can not wait to get started".

Although Carroll is still recovering from ankle surgery in April he passed a medical and Steve Bruce hopes to be able to involve him in a first-team game before next month's worldwide break.

Newcastle open their Premier League campaign at home to Arsenal on Sunday (14:00 BST). It's been a pretty tough time since then. That is very important because it motivates Carroll to get fit after surgery in February and it will prevent any inclination to put him in the lineup to justify your spending. "He turned 25 last week and has great experience, with more than 20 caps for Sweden and having played in the top flight in three different countries".