Last decent run of games was three years ago. Not sure it's as simple as saying he's just a tweak of motivation away from rediscovering the form he had at Southampton. Looks a vastly different player now to me, we should be aiming for the profile of player he was back then, young talented and hungry to succeed, not waiting forever for him to suddenly arrest three years of decline.
Got his big money move to Man Utd and hasn't done anything since . Coasting it here and not interested in putting in a shift . No one will pay what we did so he is another loss on the balance sheet .
Edit : How anyone can say he is our best defensive midfielder based on what he has done here is beyond me . The few times he has made a tackle he has got a card . He is a top shithouse .