Defensive midfielder known for his passing skills who debuted for Amiens SC in 2007 and signed with Stoke City in 2012. He became a member of the French national team and won the World Cup in 2018.
In 1998, he began his youth career with Racing Paris.
He played for Blackburn Rovers from 2009-2012.
He was born in Colombes, Paris, France.
Striker Kenwyne Jones was his teammate on Stoke City.