But why? I bet Anelka would have scored more goals for us than Carroll. Granted, he is 32 and definitely not our long term plan, but we are talking about short term covers. What if Suarez is injured for 3 months? He is a proven striker with EPL experience and for the price of a Champion League player! Anyway, forget it, what is done is done. But we still need to find a cover.
Let's face it, we won't be able to get any young, proven strker in the January window, therefore, may as well concentrate on finding a short term solution. I think we should make a serious move for Drogba. Chelsea is planning a clean-out. Even though Drogba is 32, but he is still potent and has a brain for goal. He won't be cheap, may be 12m plus weekly wage of 80k, but I think he is better bet than any others mentioned in the post, including Villa et el.