Liverpool have wrapped up a club-record move for Newcastle United forward Andy Carroll, completing a day of huge money deals at Anfield.
England international Carroll, who had been the Magpies’ leading goalscorer, has put pen-to-paper on a five-and-a-half-year contract with the Reds to complete a £35m switch.
The 22-year-old’s arrival smashes the previous record fee that had been set just hours earlier when Ajax and Uruguay star Luis Suarez made the move to Merseyside for £22.8m.
However, the vast majority of Liverpool’s outlay on the two forwards has come from the sale of Fernando Torres to Premier League champions Chelsea, who are believed to have splashed out around £50m to land the Spanish World Cup winner.
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