Graham Carr In South American Talent Hunt
Newcastle United's chief scout, Graham Carr, is currently in South America, scouting out new talent to bring in to the Benton-based Academy side.
But it’s not just first team players that Newcastle are continually on the lookout for, with up to nine Development players being released from Newcastle last weekend. As a result, we wholly expect several top young players to be arriving at Newcastle over the next couple of months.
The club’s scouts have already spent a lot of time in both France and Holland this Summer, relecntlessly searching for untapped talent. And now it looks as though we’ll be moving away from the European markets and into the South American.
As we reported a couple of days ago, the club looks set to sign youngster Curtis Good imminently, and he could be just the first of many.
And there’s news that Managing Director Derek LLambis traveled to South America last week,that he was in Argentina and was trying to tie up deals for two local 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.
The most recent South American players to feature for the club are Fabricio Coloccini, Nolberto Solano and Jonas Gutierrez. However, the club has also seen its share of Sourth American flops too, most notably being the controvorsial Ignacio Gonzales, suspiciously signed by Denis Wise.
The interest surrounding this story is largely based on the fact that it’s a fresh approach taken by mike Ashley and the club. We usually do our scouting on the continent but let’s hope that this move pays off.
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