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Everton boast 'biggest scouting network' in England

Everton are delighted with their youth scouting network.

The Blues Academy have over 300 talent spotters on their books looking for the next big thing.

Everton's Head of Academy recruitment Martin Waldron has seen the club's network grow significantly since he joined the Blues in a full-time role in 1998.

“It's a huge operation now and, in terms of scouts, we're probably the biggest in the country," Waldron told the Liverpool Echo.

“Locally, we have around 235 scouts who cover the North West within an hour's radius of here.

“Nationally, we've got 90 professional scouts who go around all of the professional clubs around the country and report back to us."

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