Of all the players Newcastle Cheif Scout has watched for Newcastle and finally brought to the club, Graham Carr thinks that Yohan Cabaye has been his best find – so far.
Yohan Cabaye – Graham Carr’s Best Signing For Newcatsle
That’s just a little surprising because Graham brought Cheick Tiote to the club, as well as Demba Ba, Ben Arfa and Papiss Cisse and those four players haven’t done too bad either, but Yohan for €5M is what Carr thinks is his best singing for Newcastle.
This is what Graham Carr told the Sunday Sun today:
“When I look back at my time with Newcastle, I would have to say that, pound for pound, Yohan has been the best player I have scouted.”
“He was one of those guys you see and right away make up your mind about his quality.” “When you consider how good he has been, and what the club ended up paying, then you have to say he has been fantastic.”
“Although Newcastle have been good for Yohan because he may not have been at the Euros at all if he had stayed at Lille.”
Yohan is Newcastle’s main play-maker in midfield, and he seems to be exactly the same for France, and of course he will will start against England tomorrow night in the Euro 2012 Championships.
It’s also true what Graham says about Yohan’s International career, because the Frenchman has come on a ton at Newcastle in the Premier League, and has been a regular starter for France ever since he arrived on Tyneside, and he now has 13 caps for France.
Last season he was a revelation in Newcastle’s central midfield and he played 38 times for the Magpies, with 5 goals and 9 assists.
We are looking forward to seeing more Graham Carr signings for Newcastle this summer, and are hoping that Vernun Anita from Ajax could be the second one through the door, following 22 year-old free agent Romain Amalfitano from Reims.
And a good thought for the day – how many more good young players will Graham Carr bring to Newcastle over the next eight years of his contract?
If the last couple of years is anything to go by – the answer is a lot, and that see Newcastle flying high once again.