Newcastle’s Chief Scout Graham Carr and his team are very busy at the moment looking at some new players that Newcastle can bring in over the summer months, which should be very busy, as Newcastle try to add some quality to their current squad.
Graham Carr – Newcastle’s Chief Scout
The main need in the summer is to bing in some decent strikers, as the two fit strikers we have today in Papiss Cisse and Luuk de Jong are really struggling for goals, although Loic Remy should be back next Saturday for the home game against Manchester United.
Newcastle also need to bring some creativity into the side, which we lost when Yohan Cabaye was sold in January to PSG for £20M, half way through the season, and that transfer has hurt the team if not the finances, and we could have finished higher up in the league if Yohan had still been around.
Newcastle will have to spend some big money on strikers in the summer, and Alan Pardew had this to say about that particular topic
“I don’t think that is something we are fazed by.” “We’re aware of that – Mike is conscious of that too.” “That’s the most important thing, that he understands that – which he does.”
“We have a good record with strikers.” “I have a good record as manager with strikers.” “We had Demba Ba here and we knew that would be a big loss, which it was.”
“We replaced him with Loic.” “If we don’t manage to secure Loic we will have to replace it again.” “That comes down to your scouting team of Graham Carr and his crew and myself making sure we get the right player, who will get the goals for us.”
“The bottom line really is that we know what we have to do in the summer.” “We’ve got to bring in a bit more quality. You can’t fault the players for the effort and the commitment.” “If we aren’t good enough at the moment, all we can do is keep banging on the door.”
Newcastle may struggle a bit through the end of the season, and we have certainly been finding it difficult with Mathieu Debuchy and Loic Remy both out injured, and now Tim Krul will miss at least the next two games.
It’s a big opportunity for some players to come in and take their chance, and at the moment Paul Dummett is doing that, and the local Kenton lad has now made 15 appearances for the side this season with one goal
So it’s been a breakthrough season for Paul – and now we need to see one or two more of our younger players to start making the first team.
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