Idrissa Gueye is getting closer to Everton day by day as transfer talk continues to intensify.
According to multiple reports emanating from England, Everton are in advanced talks to bring Paris Saint-Germain defensive midfielder Idrissa Gueye.
PSG spent 30 million euros to sign the Senegal international from Everton in the summer of 2019. The 32-year-old has one year left on his current contract which expires in 2023.
In 111 appearances for Paris Saint-Germain, Gueye has managed to score seven goals, and create six goals for his teammates.
The 32-year-old is considered to be one of the best defensive midfielders in Senegal. His record for Senegal is also impressive. Gueye has scored seven goals in 94 matches for Senegal at senior level.
The Senegal international is available for transfer, with Frank Lampard now keen to bring him to Everton. Lampard is eager to add a defensive midfielder to the squad. He wants an experienced player that can be a leader on and off the pitch for him.
The Senegal international is thought to perfectly fit the profile of midfielder Frank Lampard wants to target in the summer transfer window.
Everton are in the market for just a handful of statement signings who can improve the first-team.
The 32-year-old will add a new dimension to Everton’s midfield. His versatile nature can help the manager to be more flexible with the formations. Gueye has the quality and the experience to make an immediate impact.
According to the report, “Frank Lampard’s Everton are interested in signing Idrissa Gueye from Paris Saint-Germain in the summer transfer window, according to Fabrizio Romano. The well-known and well-respected journalist has reported on Twitter that Everton have approached PSG for the 32-year-old defensive midfielder. Romano has added that talks between Everton and PSG over a move for Gueye are in the advanced stages. Ligue 1 champions PSG want to sell the former Aston Villa and Everton player as soon as possible. Now, Everton may want the midfielder back, but it will be interesting to see if the Senegalese himself wants to return to Goodison Park.”
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If the Toffees can tie up a cheap deal for the player, it may not be a bad signing by any means.
It is claimed that Paris Saint-Germain are open to letting Gueye go.
Good signing for Everton?
If Everton and Frank Lampard are seriously considering a defensive midfielder, Gueye could also prove to be a smart option.
A defensive midfielder of Gueye’s ceiling will be a massive addition to Everton squad as he will not only improve the overall quality of Lampard’s starting XI but also add some stability and variety to his midfield department.
Everton fans would certainly love to see him arrive at the club.
A move away from Paris will not be only the best move for Gueye, but also for the club.
How strong that interest is and whether Everton will make a move remains to be seen but it is certainly one worth keeping an eye on.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.