It’s hardly surprising that Newcastle’s Chief Scout Graham Carr is becoming more and more involved with Newcastle’s transfer business, after he has built a stellar record on Tyneside in a short thirty months or so.
Graham Carr – to scout the European play-off games
It seems that Graham Carr will be given a new mission next month, once the Euro 2012 Championships end on July 1st, and Carr will be on the lookout for new talent for Newcastle, and he will cover the qualifying rounds for next season’s European Leagues – the Champions League and the Europa League.
This is what Carr told the Evening Chronicle today:
“We’ll start things off again in July. When it gets to around Christmas time we’re then ready again in case we need somebody in the January window, then it starts again.”
“It’s never ending to be honest, we’re constantly looking for new players.” “When the season finishes I’m always on the end of the phone with Mike, Derek and Alan.”
“The one thing I noticed when I was with Man City and Tottenham when I was scouting in Holland and places like that, is that Newcastle United have always had a big name.”
“They’ve always had a name bigger than Tottenham or Man City, before their new owners came in, for me.” “Newcastle always had a bigger ring to it than the other teams I’ve worked for.”
“It’s a bigger attraction for me.”
Newcastle are finding it more difficult this summer to get good bargains in the transfer market, well at least so far, as clubs are asking for more money from Newcastle, who are now a richer club than even last summer, and of course Newcastle also finished 5th in the Premier League last season.
But other top clubs are also becoming more interested in Newcastle targets, and they will likely assume they are excellent players, after Newcastle’s great success in the transfer market since Graham Carr joined the club in February of 2010.
It would be good to keep hearing the news and views on Graham Carr, as the Chief Scout has become a massive force for Newcastle over the last couple of years, when his star has risen big time.
And since he’s just signed a new deal that will keep him at Newcastle for the next eight years - long may it continue.