The Newcastle scouting team, including Manager Alan Pardew and Assistant Manager John Carver, will be out scouting games in Europe over the weekend.
Gervinho – Lille winger – one player Newcastle are after?
Newcastle have already identified potential targets, and they are watching these players before making a final list of those they want to finally go after this summer.
But of course Newcastle’s track record in the transfer market over the last 15 years or so is close to hopeless, although we seem to have started to pick up some decent bargains over the last couple of years, with players like Cheick Tiote and Mike Williamson brought in for what amounts to peanuts – Joey Barton please take note. 😀
It seems like the first time for a number of summers that Newcastle will be spending some real money on players, as they use the £35M they received for Andy Carroll to bring in some big money players to the Newcastle squad.
Manager Alan Pardew talked to the Evening Chronicle today, and fully understands they have to get it right this summer:
“We don’t want to make any errors because we need to bring in the right type of players.” “I will be going to two games on the Continent this weekend.”
“I will be looking at players again to check them before we give the final nod.” “Whether they are available we don’t know but we’re working hard.”
“We’re looking everywhere – no stone will be left unturned.” “Nothing will be left to chance.”
“The French market, the Dutch market, the Spanish market and the German market – we’re looking everywhere all of the time.”
Newcastle have been linked with a number of good players already of course, and they include Gervinho, Seb Larsson, Johan Elmander, Jason Puncheon, Max Gradel, Jeremain Lens, Connor Whickham and Moussa Sow, to name just a few.
There will be a lot more to come once the summer rolls around, but we just have to hope that Newcastle can bring in four or five good players, and then we could be in business next season to fight for a Europa Cup place.