And he has been a revelation, helping the team to get into the fight for the top four positions after their miserable form last term.
"I remember when [Spanish goalkeeper] Cesar arrived at Valencia after a season at Tottenham and he told me that if one day I could, I should go to the Premier League.
"I can only say very positive things of my stay here from the first day up to now.
"I have found a lot of support when it comes to the day-to-day.
"They are very respectful. The coaching staff is very happy here. It's a very competitive league.
"Each team has good qualities and I'm really enjoying it."