Everton re-signing Idrissa Gueye this summer means the Blues have upgraded on all their current midfield options, journalist Pete O’Rourke has claimed.
The Lowdown: Gueye makes Everton return
The Senegalese sensation enjoyed a good spell at Goodison Park between 2016 and 2019, with his performances eventually earning him a move to Paris Saint-Germain.
Gueye is now back at Everton, however, earning a great ovation from the home supporters when he was introduced as a substitute against Liverpool.
The hope is that the midfielder can add steel and quality in the middle of the park, as the Blues look to stave off the threat of relegation from the Premier League.
The Latest: Journalist hails signing
Speaking to Give Me Sport, O’Rourke lauded the signing Gueye, saying it has strengthened Frank Lampard’s side greatly in the middle of the park:
“Good signing, Idrissa Gueye. Everton didn’t really want to lose him three years ago when they sold him to Paris Saint-Germain.
“He’s been in and out of the PSG team because it’s such a star-studded team, but I think Idrissa Gueye is definitely an upgrade for that Everton midfield right now.”
The Verdict: Inspired piece of business
Gueye may be 32 years of age now but he feels like an exciting signing – someone who can come in and bring experience and consistency to Everton’s midfield.
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Tom Davies is a good player but arguably needs to play more of a squad role, with Gueye a potentially excellent foil for Amadou Onana, who has made a promising start to life at Goodison Park.
Given his age, Gueye may not play every week but he knows Everton inside out and his know-how and intelligence as a player should immediately strengthen Lampard’s options.
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