Rafael Benitez signed Ciaran Clark in 2016 as Newcastle looked to bounce back from the Championship.
The Republic of Ireland international arrived for £5m, and I thought it was a pointless signing.
The 30-year-old was fantastic as the Toon returned to the Premier League at the first time of asking.
The 30-year-old isn’t great on the ball, but that is fine he is a no-nonsense centre-back who knows his primary role is to keep the ball out of Newcastle’s net.
Last week he made his first Premier League appearance of the season in place of Paul Dummet, and Clark was solid, not one of the best players on the pitch, but a strong presence at the back for the Toon.
The former Aston Villa man would be unlucky to lose his place for the trip to Stamford Bridge.
In his time with Newcastle, Clark has also found the knack of scoring important goals.
I think that Clark’s contribution to the team is underrated.