LLambias – We’ll Be Expanding Our Scouting In Europe

There’s that saying – when it rains it pours – so in places like Southern California – it doesn’t rain very much – but when it does it comes down in torrents – and that’s a little bit like Derek Llambias talking to the press – he hasn’t talked much at all since he’s been here since 2008, but he gave a lot of interviews last week in the Journal and Evening Chronicle, and he’s being interviewed again in the Journal today.

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Derek LLambias – we still have targets in France

But by the way – that’s not meant to be an adverse criticism – it’s very good that Derek is giving these interviews, because we get more of an idea of what’s going on behind the scenes at Newcastle – and that’s always good – it means we don’t have to make the stuff up. 😀

Derek has talked today about France, and he is said we still have targets over there, although we are expanding our scouting in Europe:

“There are still targets in France, by the way. We haven’t finished with the French market,” “We want to expand in Europe. We’ll be moving around Europe: we already do.”

“Obviously we like the Dutch market, the Belgian market too. I mean look at the Belgian national team now, it’s outstanding what they’ve done there.”

“But there are other areas we’ll explore too. Kevin Mbabu is an excellent prospect, he’s 17 and he’s a good acquisition for us. We’re looking everywhere.”

The Journal is reporting that Ivorian striker Wilfred Bony will not be a target for Newcastle, although he has been watched – but the thinking of Graham Carr is that he would struggle in the Premier League from a physical point of view – and LLambias has said “we were never interested in him.”

Well we wonder if that means we’ll be bringing in Ricky van Wolfswinkel from Sporting Lisbon in the summer?

What do you think?

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