Everton transfer news: Idrissa Gueye is set to return to Goodison Park from Paris Saint-Germain.
Gueye spent three seasons at Merseyside between 2016 and 2019. He played 99 league games for the Blues, scoring three goals. The Senegal international won the Everton Player of the Season accolade in 2018-19.
Gueye left the Blues to join Paris Saint-Germain for £30 million in the summer transfer window of 2019. He has played 74 league games since moving to the Parc des Princess, scoring seven goals.
However, the 32-year-old midfielder struggled for regular game time in recent seasons, starting just 18 league games last term. He is likely to move to Pasture Green before the transfer deadline.
Everton news: Idrissa Gueye snubs Arsenal and Chelsea to join the Merseysiders
The Premier League giants tried to hijack Gueye’s transfer to Goodison Park but the Senegal international decided to honor his word with the Blues. Tanzi also revealed that Gueye has already said final goodbyes to his PSG teammates.
The midfielder is set to fly to England to complete his transfer. He will reportedly sign a two-year deal with the Merseysiders.
If the transfer does go through, Gueye will become the Blues’ seventh signing of the transfer window after Dwight McNeil, Conor Coady, Neil Maupay, Amadou Onana, James Tarkowski, and Ruben Vinagre.
Frank Lampard is expected to add more fresh faces before the deadline, with James Garner and Ben Brereton Díaz among the players linked with a move to Goodison Park.
What will Idrissa Gueye bring to Goodison Park?
Gueye is a highly tenacious footballer who plays his best football while operating as a defensive midfielder. His key strengths are his passing and tackling skills, along with his ability to break down opposition attacks with his smart interceptions.
According to WhoScored, he averaged 2.3 tackles, and 0.9 interceptions in the league last term. He also registered an impressive passing accuracy of 92.5 percent in Serie A during the 2021-22 season.
Everton have endured a disappointing start to the 2022-23 season, failing to win any of their opening five league games. They will look to register their first win of the season when they play their arch-rivals, Liverpool, on September 3.