The world and his grannie say yes. But would it be wise? That is the question.
Just based on current form and potential the answer would be an unequivocal YES. But being the great thinker that I am, I see a problem with doing so. We all know about his undisciplined off field problems and the message it would send if he were "rewarded" and yes you could point the finger at other players and their misdemeanors in order to claim it doesn't matter what he gets up to off the field - only on it. But we've all seen in the past young players after having a good spell being touted for an England call up, getting one, and then going completely off the boil. It's as if it goes to their heads in some way.
Harold Wilson famously said a week is a long time in politics. It's a fucking long time in football as well. One week a player is the best thing since the flushing toilet, the next they want to flush him down the toilet. We all know what Caroll brings to a team but wouldn't it be best to let him bed into the Premier League first and see how things are in the new year. If he gets through the Christmas drinking season without glassing someone in a pub, beating some chav up in the street or charged with rape - and he's still playing well - then give the lad a go. See the bigger picture.
What say you?
The artist formerly knows as windowlicking paedo.