The thing is . let's have a reality check here . the player is a full-back.
Hardly the most influential position in a team.
Alan Pardew: “Any player of that stature – a French international – and of that age is going to give our top players a lift.
“That’s the sort of player you’d want to see at this football club.
“Hopefully, we can do it in the first week.”
Source: Newcastle United Mad