The former Lille star has been a revelation since his arrival on Tyneside.
â€śHeâ€™s a top, top player and a top lad as well so it makes him easy to play with,â€ť Guthrie told The Journal.
â€śHeâ€™s well liked in the dressing room as well. Itâ€™s part of the squadâ€™s feeling as well. Everyone knows we lost some big personalities in the summer, but everyone gets on well with everyone else in the dressing room, and I think thatâ€™s one of the reasons weâ€™ve had such a good start to the season.
â€śHeâ€™s still learning English but we can have a conversation and heâ€™s a very good player, which is the most important thing.â€ť