Newcastle United complete Premier League raid - move confirmed via social media post

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Newcastle United have bolstered its scouting department at the expense of a Premier League rival.

Newcastle United have further added to their scouting department with Hedy Hassine joining from Premier League counterparts Brentford.

Hassine has taken on the role as international scout, where he will be based in France searching for potential first-team and emerging talent.

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He spent just over two years at the Bees, firstly as the West London club’s lead France and Belgium scout before becoming lead Western Europe scout.

Hedy Hassine has joined Newcastle United as an international scout. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)Hedy Hassine has joined Newcastle United as an international scout. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)
Hedy Hassine has joined Newcastle United as an international scout. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images) | Getty Images

Confirming his appointment on LinkedIn, Hassine said: “After two fantastic seasons with Brentford Football Club, I am proud to announce that I have just joined Newcastle United as first team and emerging talent international scout. I would like to sincerely thank the club for the trust.

“Newcastle United is a great institution of English and European football with an ambitious project and great people. We have an exciting Premier League and Champions League season ahead of us. Let’s get to work.”

Following Dan Ashworth’s arrival as sporting director last summer, Newcastle have advertised for scouts to take up positions across several major countries in Europe, as well as Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Uruguay and Ecuador.

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De Marias previously worked under former Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrino at Argentine club Independiente and Spanish side Alaves.

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