Andy Carroll left Newcastle United when his contract expired at the end of June, and has been without a club since then.

The 32-year-old, who was finishing his second period with Newcastle, recently spoke about his situation and a desire to get back into the game. He’s aware he can’t be too picky when it comes to a new club, and there’s now a claim he could be set for a move to Italy.

Carroll hasn’t played football outside of England, coming through with the Magpies and then leaving them in a big money move for Liverpool in 2011. That didn’t go to plan, and he then moved to West Ham, before returning to Newcastle in 2019.

That was another difficult period for the striker, and he wasn’t able to provide the goals the Premier League club were looking for, so it was no surprise that his contract at St James’ Park wasn’t renewed.

Sportal in Italy now report the striker could sign for Cagliari, who are second from bottom in Serie A. Currently managed by Walter Mazzarri, the club are looking for a physical striker who could help them avoid relegation to Serie B.

It would be an interesting opportunity for Carroll, not least to have the chance to live in Sardinia for a while. The weather in Cagliari for the next week is sunny, and around 25°C!