Everton are going to re-sign Idrissa Gana Gueye from PSG
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(Football news) Everton should be able to wrap up the signing of midfielder Idrissa Gueye from Paris Saint-Germain in the next 48 hours, according to reports. The Toffees have been working on the transfer for quite some time despite PSG wanting to offload him. It was suggested that Gueye was having second thoughts over returning to Everton, who he left in 2019, however he appears to have been convinced by Frank Lampard’s vision.
Issues between the player and PSG played a part in slowing down the deal, but Everton expect Gueye to add to Frank Lampard’s midfield options. That would mean the midfielder would be available for selection on Saturday when Everton face Nottingham Forest at Goodison Park. Everton have not won any of their opening two league fixtures and the pressure will be on for them to win their first match against the Tricky Trees. Gueye has not been part of PSG’s matchday squads for their first two Ligue 1 games this season against Clermont Foot and Montpellier.
Sporting advisor Luis Campos is looking to reshape the midfield group as Marco Verratti and Danilo Pereira are the only two players that will remain as PSG will potentially have three new arrivals to the midfield group. Meanwhile, Georginio Wijnaldum, Ander Herrera, Idrissa Gueye, and Leandro Paredes are all leaving the club before the summer window closes on Sept. 1. This reunion has been long in the making and the Senegal international will surely be ready to get back into the starting XI once again after his time in France.
Despite not playing many games for PSG last season, Gueye raked in a lot of silverware and will now be set for a new challenge of dragging the Toffees out of this slump in form. Amadou Onana performed well on his debut compared to others in midfield while playing against Aston Villa and with Gueye alongside him in the defensive role, he could really push up into the attacking third. Gueye’s arrival means that the likes of Tom Davies, Allan and Abdoulaye Doucoure will be in reserve, with Alex Iwobi also potentially set for a new role despite playing brilliantly in a midfield two against Villa. Time will tell but that midfield area is now looking more stacked than ever, and it could mean that some Everton players will depart.