6. Blaise Matuidi
June 2011 and the agent of St. Etienne midfielder Blaise Matuidi confirmed his client would be interested in a move to Newcastle. In the end, French giants PSG beat us to his signature, but Matuidi represents another hidden gem which Carr almost uncovered for Newcastle United
Instead United signed Henri Saivet from St. Ettiene several years later – quite a difference to Matuidi whose gone on to earn almost 60 caps for France.