Former Arsenal and Crystal Palace forward Gary Goodchild has confirmed to the Norwegian media he’s heading up Wolverhampton Wanderers’ scouting network in Scandinavia.
Sportsbibelen have reported on comments Goodchild made to Aftenbladet when he revealed he was recently installed by Wolves: “I am employed as a scout at Wolverhampton Wanderers, who are currently second in the English Championship. Here I am in charge of the Scandinavian market, based in Stavanger.”
Goodchild said he’s already conducted several scouting missions for Wolves, mainly in Sweden, and his 20 years experience playing and coaching in Scandinavia will be a benefit for the Championship side.
In recent windows Wolves have looked to Portugal to recruit players due to the influence of Jorge Mendes and the club’s manager Nuno Espirito Santo.
Goodchild can now help Wolves tap into the Scandinavia market, and especially with the Swedish leagues.
The relative success of the Swedish U21 national team shows there’s talent to be had, and the likes of Alexander Isak (Borussia Dortmund) and Paweł Cibicki (Leeds United) have got notable moves this year.