Graham Carr is the Newcastle United Chief Scout, and we are trusting that Graham and his team have some top players lined up for the summer transfer window.
Graham Carr – one of the most important people at Newcastle
Graham is now 67 years-old, and was born in Corbridge in Northumberland, and he has a wealth of experience in football.
After having a decent playing and management career, he went into scouting, where he seems to have significant talent in being able to pick out good players.
He became a scout for Tottenham Hotspur working under David Pleat, and since then has had scouting positions at at both Manchester City and Notts County, working under the former England manager Sven-Göran Eriksson.
He finally joined Newcastle in 2010 as Chief Scout, and he came in to essentially replace Dennis Wise, who had been Director of Football, and previously had the remit to look for players for the first team, and also for the Development and Youth squads.
There was a meeting at Newcastle on Wednesday to discuss transfer targets, and it was attended by the likes of Derek LLambias, Alan Pardew, Graham Carr and Peter Beardsley, who is now the Newcastle Football Development manager.
Peter Beardlsey had some good words to say about Chief Scout Graham Carr, who we think is now a key man in the Newcastle transfer strategy:
“Graham Carr is one of the most important people. The job he is doing is incredible.” “The great thing is, he is from Newcastle originally, so he knows what is expected.”
“He knows what the Geordies want to see on the field. When you look at Cisse’s strike on his debut, I think there might be a few more there.”
Graham Carr has proved to be a very important cog in Newcastle’s wheel since he arrived two years ago, and he has already been responsible for identifying and scouting the likes of Cheick Tiote, Yohan Cabaye, Mehdi Abeid and Papiss Cisse, as players who Newcastle should sign, and who can make the grade on Tyneside.
Graham and his team have done all the leg work to identify new players that Newcastle United will attempt to bring in over the summer months, and it could be an exciting time for Newcastle fans, that’s for sure.
And it seems our first signing has already been accomplished as Newcastle have signed 22 year-old Romain Amalfitano from French club Reims, on a three-year deal last Thursday – and the attacking midfielder Romain signed a pre-contract agreement last Thursday.
We hope there will be many more good players through the door this summer, and we are looking to Graham Carr to help secure even more top deals for Newcastle, before September eventually rolls around.
Howay The Lads!!