Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew admits he's thrilled to count on Moussa Sissoko.
"The key point is that I've always wanted a No 10 here. I've always felt we lacked what I would call a natural, modern-day No 10," he declared.
"Moussa has given us that since joining us from Toulouse. Whereas Demba was an out-and-out striker with Papiss [Cisse] and it didn't quite work, I think the fans are excited that it looks like Moussa and Papiss, or Moussa and Shola [Ameobi], work well.
"Moussa has added to us. I was desperate to bring him to this club - it was a no-brainer for me. He hasn't proved me wrong - and I don't think he will. I don't think this is just a great start. I think he's a top player and he'll take that forward for the rest of his career here hopefully."