The former Lille star has been a revelation since his arrival on Tyneside.
âHeâs a top, top player and a top lad as well so it makes him easy to play with,â Guthrie told The Journal.
âHeâs well liked in the dressing room as well. Itâs part of the squadâs 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 thatâs one of the reasons weâve had such a good start to the season.
âHeâs still learning English but we can have a conversation and heâs a very good player, which is the most important thing.â