Exactly what we need - a defender who defends (plus concentrates for more than five seconds at a stretch, passes the ball to someone who's kicking the same way and doesn't fall flat on his arse at the slightest physical contact). On the rare occasions he manages to drag himself out on the pitch - as often as the sun coming out over Whitley Bay - he's one of the best centre-halves I've ever seen: if it wasn't for injuries, he'd be a shoo-in for any of the Big Four. It'd be a fantastic signing as long as he stayed fit. But what are the chances of that?
Here's a clue: Toon. Trophy. Unlikely.