On the heels of another Liverpool youth signing — PSG’s 19-year old striker, David Ngog (for somewhere in the neighborhood of £1.5million) — there’s an interesting interview with LFC’s chief scout, Eduardo Macia, on the official site.
My favorite excerpt:
Nobody can know who you are. I try to stay out of the spotlight because it’s more beneficial if people don’t recognise my face. I don’t like to be in the newspaper. If they know you then they will be able to know what player you are looking at. You are working for your club, nobody else so it’s important not to show other clubs what you’re doing.
I rather like the idea of scouting for Liverpool as being just as secretive as working for the NSA or CIA. (until some cunt uses a bitter douchebag of a journalist to out you)
As for the Ngog buy… all the press says he didn’t score for PSG but does so in all the France youth set-ups (Is Ged still working for us?). He’s also supposedly quite fast. Hmmmm…. pacy but doesn’t score? Sounds like another French striker we’ve had on the books before (who is also angling for a return to the Premier League). Yet, Ngog didn’t cost all that much and he’s got plenty of time to learn (signed a four-year contract). Maybe he’ll come good…
In other transfer news, left winger Sebastian Leto may be on his way to Greece on a season-long loan. The 21-year old Argentinian has ongoing issues with his passport (which preventing him from featuring much for us last season), so Rafa is shipping him off to get some first-team experience with Olympiakos.