While most of the news over the last week has been about Newcastle going after their transfer targets Luuk de Jong, Douglas and Mathieu Debuchy, Newcastle are still looking around the world for talent to bring to Tyneside.
Graham Carr - taking a trip to South America soon?
And Newcastle are fast getting a good name for how a football club should be run, and yes, that’s a million miles away from the state Newcastle were in a short three years ago, when we had been relegated from the Premier League for the first time ever, and were in some disarray.
And that’s a huge understatement.
But Newcastle have done some great deals in the last couple of years, bringing in top players like Cheick Tiote, Ben Arfa, Yohan Cabaye, Demba Ba and Papiss Cisse, all for around £20M, which is just fantastic business by the club .
And that’s just over half of what Newcastle received for Andy Carroll from Liverpool – to put things in perspective.
But it’s not just first team players Newcastle are continually on the lookout for, and with up to nine Development players being released from Newcastle last weekend, we expect several top young players to be arriving at Newcastle over the next couple of months.
And there’s news that Managing Director Derek LLambis traveled to South America last week, and the news is that he was in Argentina, trying to tie up deals for two top youngsters, according to the Daily Telegraph.
Since Mike Ashley arrived at Newcastle, there hasn’t been too much scouting done in South America, but that may be about to change as big investments in the scouting team at Newcastle have been made by the Newcastle owner over the last year or so.
So we may even be seeing top scout Graham Carr taking that long trip to South America soon – and certainly there are some great footballers in South America, there’s no doubt about that.
Ant ideas as to who these two young players could be?