More interviews today with Graham Carr, and the Corbridge-born Chief Scout always has something interesting and informative to say.
Newcastle top Chief Scout – Graham Carr
And Graham thinks that Newcastle want to keep all their top players on Tyneside this summer, and the 67 year-old had this to say when asked in the local press, if Cheick Tiote or Yohan Cabaye could be leaving the club this summer:
“The impression I get from them is that there is nothing happening on that front.” “We’ve looked as positive as bringing players in.” “That’s what we are trying to do.”
“We’ve earmarked players with Alan and we’ll do our best to get them.” “It could be a very good summer. Everything is positive.” “We’re not going to go stupid – we’ll stick to our plan.”
“It is gradual progress. The big thing is Mike’s commitment and I’ve spent a bit of time with them.”
Newcastle have been linked with 23 year-old Ajax defender and midfielder Vernun Anita over the weekend, and today we are again linked with Celtic’s Kenyan center-back and defensive midfielder, Victor Wanyama.
We were first linked with the Kenyan last year when he was still at Belgium club Beerschot AC, before he moved to Celtic for £900K in the summer, and of course he will cost a lot more than that these days, after a successful first season in Scotland.
Graham will be in consultation with owner Mike Ashley and Alan Pardew, and other members of the transfer Brains Trust on Tyneside this summer, as they go after their transfer targets this summer.