According to reports, Andy Carroll, a former England striker is now looking for a new club. Bruce claimed that Carroll, 32, had to "go to another play place" after his contract expired at June's end. He said that his decision to withdraw was "friendly". Carroll is in his second season with Newcastle. He returned to West Ham in 2019, eight years after he joined Liverpool for around a PS35million. He suffered from injuries and was in poor physical condition. He played eight league games for the Blues. Carroll was in England nine times between 2010-2012, scoring twice against Ghana in an informal match and against Sweden at the 2012 European Cup. Bruce stated that Newcastle still wants Joe Willock to join the club. Willock, 21, was on loan from Arsenal during the 2020-21 season. Willock scored 8 goals in 14 top-league games and helped secure the Premier League's future. Bruce helped Newcastle get 12th after the season. Now, he wants to loan England's Under-21 players. Bruce stated that "As I said, it is really Arsenal’s decision." "Before Arsenal decides -a bit like other major clubs - they will look back on the preseason and see what they have entered or not entered. We will continue to monitor and entangled."