Forget the name for a minute, on paper he ticks a lot of boxes. Left footed so brings balance. Good height. Adept at playing in a high line. Organiser. Leader. Good age profile (many wish listed a defender between 23 & 28). The manager knows him. Currently playing to a high level (so not on the decline like a Boatang). Obtainable in January. Very reasonable fee, doesn't block any potential summer signings. Could offer good balance to Saliba. Unfortunately though, it's not a sexy name and didn't cost £30M+ so most fans will have him written off already.