The Rome-based scout, who brought Fabio Vignaroli to the club, told the Newcastle Herald that there is plenty of players out there in Europe who are now considering coming to Australia, mainly because the dollar is a lot than it used to be compared to the Euro.
"Options around Europe are plentiful at the moment," he said.
"Most clubs and leagues are doing it hard economically. This, plus the sharp improvement in the Australian dollar against the euro, has dramatically shifted the landscape from a year ago.
"Europe is still fertile territory for recruitment, particularly in the smaller competitions like Switzerland, Austria, Belgium etc, providing you use reputable networks and can see the player first-hand rather than rely on a five-minute DVD which agents hand around like jelly beans."