Newcastle make transfer pledge

ashley llambiasNewcastle managing director Derek Llambias has vowed to keep on spending in the transfer window after the club re-entered the world’s top 20 spenders.

His comments came after Newcastle announced that the club were turning a profit after releasing their financial figures yesterday.

It’s the second year in a row that the club have announced profits and although the figure of £1.4million is significantly lower than last year’s £32.6million, mainly because of the sale of Andy Carroll, it’s still great news for the club.

Llambias revealed that he was so pleased with how Graham Carr was running the scouting system that he joked that he may have to start wearing a disguise to see off Premier League competition.

Graham Carr, father of comedian Alan Carr, has been a revelation at Newcastle in recent seasons having secured some top signings at reasonable prices.

The Newcastle scout is particularly good at raiding the French league, after signing numerous players from France’s top division including key midfielders Yohan Cabaye and Hatem Ben Arfa.

But Llambias insisted that it’s not just the French league that Newcastle are investigating.

“We are actively looking at players and have been since October. All over Europe. It’s not just France. That’s been a good market for us but there are only so many you can get from there.” he told the Daily Mail.

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