Head Scout Graham Carr recently spoke to TalkSport about his fantastic eye for talent in bringing in the likes of Hatem Ben Arfa, Cheik Tiote, Sylvain Marveaux, Yohan Cabaye and soon-to-be legend Papiss Cisse (you better believe it!) to the club.
Carr’s hard work has really paid off this season, as he’s one of the few scouts in football who is almost considered a household name at this point. Carr spoke about his impact and involvement in each of the individual transfers, and about this methods in terms of searching for players and signing them.
If you’re wondering exactly how Graham Carr has impacted the team this season, just look at how much improved the side is from the one that was promoted to the Premier League back in 2010. The fact that we’ve lost many of our best players (Carroll, Barton, Nolan, Enrique) and not only stayed at the same level but improved says a lot about the players that have been brought in, and Carr has to take a lot of credit for that.
Carr is also the father of comedian Alan Carr, if you didn’t already know, and Graham himself is a Geordie by birth, as he tells in the interview, stating that this adds even more to the pressure of the job.
Considering we’ve got a transfer window not too far in the distance, and that Sylvain Marveaux has barely even had a chance to strut his stuff in black and white yet, the Newcastle United transfer front is looking very bright indeed and, without wanting to spoil it for you, this interview will tell you exactly why.