"He's a terrific player and was a great signing for us. He's a really nice lad as well.
"He can't be a bad player - Inter Milan don't buy bad players.
"He helped us to achieve what we did last year.
"He had some great moments for us like scoring against United in the cup and those two great goals against Villa.
"I thought he was generally terrific all year. But Inter Milan have come in and made a big offer which allows us to strengthen the team in a couple of other positions.
"We need that. I still feel we're a few players short if we want to do as well as we did last season."