Newcastle have not yet won a game in the Premier League yet this season.
Newcastle United have gained a reputation in recent times for their player recruitment. Much of the credit for the star names that have been snapped up, usually at a cut-price, must go to chief scout Graham Carr.
His connections in France, Belgium and The Netherlands have seen some excellent arrivals at St James' Park – including the summer arrivals of Georgino Wijnaldum, Florian Thauvin, Chancel Mbemba and Aleksandar Mitrovic.
Now Carr has been speaking about his plans going forward with the club.
He is quoted by The Chronicle as making it clear that he plans on looking across the continent to bring in the best value for money players at St James Park:
“It’s all about working hard, covering plenty of matches, hoping you hit on the right player and can get him to join Newcastle.
“The timescale we watch players for varies.
“We can watch them once or twice, or for months and keep going back if you like someone.
“I tend to travel somewhere and take in games Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
“You can also add Champions League and Europa League games, so it is non-stop.”
Newcastle take on Arsenal in the Premier League this weekend. The new signings at the club are full of potential, as Thauvin in particular proved against Northampton Town this week.
However, so far Carr’s new boys have not managed to help Newcastle to a win in the Premier League just yet this season and face an uphill task claiming that accolade on home soil at lunch-time this Saturday.
With just a few days left in the transfer window, Newcastle fans will be hoping to see some of Carr’s latest subjects making a move to St James' Park before the window slams shut.