FTB: Why Henri Saivet has become an expensive forgotten man at Newcastle

FTB: Why Henri Saivet has become an expensive forgotten man at Newcastle

Featured in the Raumdeuter Online Magazine – Edition #3

Henri Saivet is something of a conundrum as a footballer at Newcastle United. A late relic of the Magpies’ French Revolution, whereby scout Graham Carr utilised his extensive contacts in the European nation to bring a host of French talent over the Channel, with some working out brilliantly and many falling by the wayside.

Once such star was Saivet, who was brought in towards the end of Carr’s tenure at the head of Newcastle’s recruitment and scouting network, and despite doubts from the then management of Steve McClaren, signed from Bordeaux for a hefty reported fee of £5m.

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