Everton are closing in on a deal to sign Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Idrissa Gana Gueye, according to reliable journalist Fabrizio Romano.
The Lowdown: Everton interested in Gueye
Last Thursday, the Italian revealed that the Toffees had made an approach to sign the 32-year-old midfielder. The journalist reported that the Senegal international was ‘one of the names’ on Frank Lampard’s list, but talks were only in the early stages.
PSG reportedly want to sell Gueye this summer, making a potential return to Goodison Park much more likely than one would otherwise suspect.
The Latest: Romano’s update
Romano has shared a fresh update on Everton’s pursuit of Gueye.
Taking to Twitter in the early hours of Monday morning, the reliable journalist claimed: “Everton are closing on Gana Gueye deal with Paris Saint-Germain. Final details will be discussed this week, clubs now negotiating permanent deal. #EFC
“Lampard wants Gana Gueye, now optimistic after talks opened last Thursday”
The Verdict: Hope he comes back
As per FBRef, compared with positional peers across Europe over the past year, the midfielder ranks in the 98th percentile for pass completion, the 94th percentile for pressures and the 93rd percentile for tackles.
Therefore, if Gueye wants to continue featuring at the highest level, a move to Everton would likely guarantee regular football in the English top-flight.
Furthermore, with Lampard looking to add experience to the Toffees’ midfield, this could be a good move for all parties involved.
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