Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Toon Can Cash in on Sale: Moncur

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Toon Can Cash in on Sale: Moncur

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Byline: LEE RYDER

BOB MONCUR is hoping Newcastle United reinvest the pounds 35m picked up for Andy Carroll with more signings such as Hatem Ben Arfa and Cheik Tiote. The legendary captain was as deflated as anybody when news filtered through that Carroll had quit Toon for Anfield yesterday.

However, he knows that life must go on.

Former Scotland international skipper Moncur told the Chronicle: "I was very surprised to hear as a local lad that Carroll had put a transfer request in at such a late stage.

"When I heard he was on his way to Liverpool, I knew we had seen the last of him at Newcastle.

"Once you start talking to a club, your head is in the clouds and before you know it you are at another club.

"In some ways if he has trebled his earnings, can you blame him? "In some ways to get a bid of pounds 35m or more, can you blame Newcastle if they think they can invest in the team? …

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