Newcastle United are expected to compete for the world's brightest new talent in the summer.

Former Real Madrid scout Jeff Vetere has joined the Toon staff and his brief is to scour Europe for top talent to boost Newcastle's youth academy.

Vetere, who worked for Real for four months, has already compiled a detailed report on the top under-17 players in England, France, Italy, Holland and Germany.

Indeed, Vetere's final piece of business at Real was securing a deal for Ghana U17 fullback Daniel Opare ahead of Liverpool last month.