Wadsworth’s bid to sign £35M Carroll

Andy Carroll left Newcastle for Liverpool this week for a record British transfer fee of �35m

Andy Carroll left Newcastle for Liverpool this week for a record British transfer fee of �35m

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MICK Wadsworth once tried to sign £35million man Andy Carroll.

But the Hartlepool United boss admits it’s like looking at “another world” following the striker’s record-breaking move this week.

Carroll became the most expensive player in British history when moving from Newcastle United to Liverpool on deadline day.

Put into perspective, the fee is 466 times as much as Pools paid for their record signing.

And Wadsworth, who has been in the game for 40 years, admits he struggles to get his head around the sums of money being thrown about at the top end of football, especially given the current economic struggles for the man on the street.

“It’s almost like looking at another world and it’s so alien to any of us that one person can be worth that amount of money and be paid those sums,” he told SportMail.

Read the full article in Friday’s Mail