Newcastle Look To South America For New Young Talent


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?

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311 comments so far

  • nobby sol

    Jul 4, 2012 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #1

    all very good news, ashelys 5 year plan is running smoothly

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 4, 2012 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #2

    South america then to the dutch is MA using delboy as a drugs mule to boost the transfer kitty??

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  • SupaToonKid

    Jul 4, 2012 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #3

    TADS

    I think you’re on to something there. If we start “scouting” in Mexico we’ll know for certain!

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Jul 4, 2012 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #4

    They’re obviously listening to me. That’s what I suggested 3 days ago.

    I feel that we need to snap up 4/5 youngster from South America for the development squad.

    I also think Sakho could be an option, but I’d rather us go for Vertonghen, Alderweild first and then Sakho, Mbiwa and Douglas if we can’t get any one of previous mentioned names over the line.

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  • SupaToonKid

    Jul 4, 2012 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #5

    Ketsbaia

    You’re the last person they’d listen to, you deluded muppet. They’re just exploring the world as they should to try and enhance the club.

    And mate will you stop banging on about signing Vertonghen as he’s not coming here as he’s way too overpriced and Alderweireld doesn’t want to leave Ajax. Sakho is also a better CB than Vertonghen anyway and has potential to be the best in the world but PSG are just stupid and want players who are the best now or most overrated now.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jul 4, 2012 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #6

    SupaToonKid….Ketsbaia is an “ITK”, but rather than “In” it’s “Is The Know”!

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  • NuFcKieran

    Jul 4, 2012 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #7

    This is probably the happiest i’ve been supporting Newcastle, and how far we’ve came since relegation is amazing. People might not like Ashley for things he’s done but he has the club running smoothly and it looks like it can only get better HWTL!

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  • ~Perchinho the Pheonix~

    Jul 4, 2012 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #8

    Ketsbaia is the mastermind. Mike Ashley is just his puppet.

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  • Geordie-Jake

    Jul 4, 2012 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #9

    Should send GC to Japan too, theres loads of cheap talent there, Kagawa cost Dotmund around 325,000

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  • Nick 69

    Jul 4, 2012 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #10

    Ketsbaia9 – you have an unhealthy obsession with Vertonghen, very unhealthy, he seems to be on your mind 24/7. Get a grip, he’s not coming, simple as that

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  • Beardo

    Jul 4, 2012 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #11

    Ketsbaia9 is Ruddy in disguise. Trolling us all.

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  • Beardo

    Jul 4, 2012 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #12

    He’s just parodying what most people are like on here during silly season, taking it to the nth degree.

    I’ve caught you Ruddy, now stop playing silly buggers. 😉

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jul 4, 2012 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #13

    Beardo….Outrageous claim! Ruddy is a founding member of OV and would never pretend to be this delusional 🙂

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  • ashwin say's

    Jul 4, 2012 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #14

    sign someone aarrrrrgh!!!!!!!!!
    that someone must be good,real good

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  • DannyA

    Jul 4, 2012 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #15

    wont work permits be a nightmare 4 these lads in Argentina a dunno how it all works really

    and Carr has been scouting the likes ov Cabaye and Tiote ect 4 years and snapped them up at exactly the right time so no use in sendin big Carr out 2 japan ect coz in my view hed need 2 be there 4 months 2 build up a knowledge ov their players but hey id be happy wiv a similar player 2 Kagawa like

    wat about Barca’s lad Tiago wud love him at the toon looks a great player and dont get great 1st team action or am i bein a complete twat in LA LA land lol 🙂

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  • ~Perchinho the Pheonix~

    Jul 4, 2012 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #16

    Keisuke Honda
    Atsuto Uchiha anyone? 😛

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  • STB

    Jul 4, 2012 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #17

    Sakho had a shocking season at PSG which was one of the reasons he was dropped.
    He made some Bramblesque mastakes in some games and looked off the pace.
    Think he believed all the hype about himself and forgot basics. .
    Previous 2 seasons he looked a realm prospect & was excellent.
    Not convinced he has the right character that Pardew is looking for.
    Bit of a bling merchant and probably thinks he is above Newcastle and would prefer Arsenal/Chelski/Manure.

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  • Beardo

    Jul 4, 2012 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #18

    Ibiza

    It’s the only way I can make head or tail of this….. tail, without having to come to terms with the fact there are real people that exist and manage to function daily, like him.

    The horror, the horror!

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  • Dannyo

    Jul 4, 2012 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #19

    A fun little rumour from twitter:

    NUFC Stats ?@NUFC_Stats
    “@shiteseats: Just received text “Medical arranged on fri for a new signing. No name yet.” #NUFC” Debuchy?

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jul 4, 2012 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #20

    Beardo….That I can understand. If he’s for real, you do have to worry for the lad 🙂

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  • ToonMauritius

    Jul 4, 2012 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #21

    Package: “No replacement for Debuchy”

    RMC Sports | rmcsport.fr | 04/07/2012

    Mathieu Debuchy has not hidden his desire also to its officers. If the staff Lille is not opposed to a departure from principle, he must first find a replacement to the side, as explained by the Director General of the LOSC Frederic Paquet , called the “After” Tuesday. “For a player to leave, two conditions are necessary. First we have a replacement. Then see if the proposals are to live up to what is expected. For Matthew, it clearly has no substitute. We search. It is listening. We heard he wanted to leave. This is a child from home. But right as we speak, there was no replacement. We received a proposal, which was not up to par. “

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  • estechco

    Jul 4, 2012 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #22

    @19 Douglas perhaps?

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  • Eyeball81

    Jul 4, 2012 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #23

    Are we still trying to find the “wonderkid” that we were promised when Dennis Wise struck a deal to sign Nacho Gonzalez ??

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  • Nick 69

    Jul 4, 2012 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #24

    medical could be for Hoilett, since we have moved to 6/4 favs from 6/1 on Sky Bet to sign him, might be something in it

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  • Zero

    Jul 4, 2012 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #25

    Itd be good if they brought in some fast south american attacking Midfielders/CF’s that could bring in some extra ‘flair’, it would suit the Euro football we will playing next year.

    And isn’t the deal with Messi still pending, i heard the sticking point was he wanted a wam-bar for every goal he scored as a bonus and MA refused and simply wont budge lol

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  • Offkey

    Jul 4, 2012 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #26

    @23

    Nacho was 26/27 when we got him………..

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  • davybtoon

    Jul 4, 2012 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #27

    nick 69 i reckon it cud b hoillet aswell

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  • DannyA

    Jul 4, 2012 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #28

    id love it 2 be hoilett 2 but waitin till its confirmed 1st before i go and bang 1 out lol

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  • davybtoon

    Jul 4, 2012 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #29

    to go from 6/1 to 6/4 fav means there is number of big bets been placed n there also hearing stuff we aint yet

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  • yorkshireToon

    Jul 4, 2012 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #30

    Odds change all the time and the bookies often stop betting on things e.g they stopped takin bets on n’zogbia to Newcastle last year so I wouldn’t read into anything happening with bookies odds

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  • davybtoon

    Jul 4, 2012 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #31

    We jumped from 6/1 to 6/4 in 30 mins aswell maybe that southern journo on twitter was ryt about hoillet joinin us

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  • Eyeball81

    Jul 4, 2012 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #32

    We signed Nacho gonzalez on loan so his agent would allow us to get access to a south american wonderkid…or something along the lines

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 4, 2012 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #33

    Davy dont read to much in to bookies odds they has redkapp nailed on as england manager n AVB for the liverpool job!

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  • magpie6699

    Jul 4, 2012 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #34

    Won’t it just be the Aussie lad – Good?

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  • rudy

    Jul 4, 2012 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #35
  • davybtoon

    Jul 4, 2012 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #36

    It’s not jus the odds a journo on twitter said hoillet will join us but no one took any notice of it

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  • Tiote-ally unBAlievable

    Jul 4, 2012 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #37

    anyone heard of a kid called neymar from south america – serious talent…

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  • gonz

    Jul 4, 2012 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #38

    magpie6699 is the Freddy Kreuger of transfer rumours.

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  • davybtoon

    Jul 4, 2012 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #39

    For anyone who missed it the journo said hoillet in talks with reading but nothing happening he will join Newcastle

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  • magpie6699

    Jul 4, 2012 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #40

    gonz – slash bash! No, I just thought he would be the nearest to being signed – unless perhaps he had a medical when he trained with us??

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