Andy Carroll among three senior players released by Newcastle United - according to the Premier League

Newcastle United’s list of released players submitted to the Premier League includes Andy Carroll.

Friday, 4th June 2021, 10:18 pm

The EPL’s official website suggests Carroll has left his boyhood club for a second time alongside Henri Saivet.

The club, however, are yet to provide official confirmation.

Also on the list is Christian Atsu, who confirmed his departure via a heartfelt social media post earlier in the week.

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Andy Carroll has been released by Newcastle United - according to Premier League website. (Photo by Owen Humphreys - Pool/Getty Images)

The club had already confirmed the release of academy players Owen Bailey, Ludwig Francillette, Lucas Gamblin, Florent Indalecio, George Rounsfell, Kyle Scott and Oliver Walters.

Interestingly, Fabian Schar, Federico Fernandez and Paul Dummett do not feature on the released list, suggesting the trio remain in talks to extend their stay on Tyneside.

Fernandez is out-of-contract, while one-year options are held on Schar and Dummett.

But what it does indicate is Carroll’s second stint at United has come to an end.

The 32-year-old returned to Newcastle in the summer of 2019, making 43 appearances in two years.

He struggled with injuries during his first year and last season was largely overlooked by head coach Steve Bruce, despite maintaining his fitness.

Indeed, Carroll only featured six times from February until the end of the campaign, amassing a mere total of 21 minutes of action.

His final appearance followed as a substitute in the 1-0 win over Sheffield United, where 10,000 supporters were present inside St James's Park.

Overall, it has been a disappointing homecoming for Carroll.

He managed just one goal – a consolation in a 2-1 home defeat to Leicester City in January – since re-joining the club, eight years on from his £35million record move to Liverpool.

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