Newcastle United assistant manager John Carver is delighted with the way their Academy has developed.
Carver is confident Newcastle United wonât miss out on another Michael Carrick â because they now have an Academy that can compete with Manchester United and the rest of English footballâs big guns.
âI think you can see the change in culture at the club,â he told The Journal. âWe now have a person in our Academy doing the same thing that our senior scouting team does.
âTheyâre looking for young talent just as weâre looking for players to buy â theyâre doing that full-time.
âAt the young level, the most important thing when youâre scouting is you look after your own area.
âIt feels if weâre going in the right direction there but itâs also about whether we can be competitive further afield. Thereâs no reason why we canât compete with Manchester United, Arsenal and the rest. Why canât we attract top young players? Weâve got great facilities, coaches and set-up. If you do that you might just get a step on Manchester United.â