Having been called up to the France squad, he made it clear that he appreciates everything Newcastle have done for him since completing his loan move.
He said: "Today I have the good luck to play for a very good club that allows me to fully express myself, you need to make the most of times such as these.
"Last winter the manager already showed his faith in me, even though I chose to go to QPR instead.
"He has now shown faith in me a second time this summer, and I owe him in repaying that."
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