REVEALED – 10 hidden gems Graham Carr recommended at NUFC before they made it big

5. Dimitri Payet

During the summer of 2014, it was reported by the Chronicle that ‘long-term’ NUFC target Dimitri Payet had been made available by Marseille for a fee in the region of £10m.

Carr was understood to have been an admirer of Payet’s for years, following him previously during his time at St. Ettiene and Lille, and urged Newcastle to make a move for the Frenchman. As it turns out, Newcastle opted instead for the £12m signing of Remy Cabella, with Ashley and co reluctant to buy the ‘ageing’ Payet – who at the time was the ripe old age of 27..

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Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

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