Everton have reportedly reopened talks to try and close a deal for Idrissa Gueye.
The Lowdown: Deal stalled
It was reported earlier this month that the Goodison Park outfit were ‘closing’ in on the signing of the 32-year-old, but the deal seems to have stalled with just a few days of the transfer window remaining.
However, the Toffees will still be hoping that they can get this one over the line after working on it throughout the summer.
The Latest: Talks resumed
As per French news outlet L’Equipe, talks have now resumed between PSG and Everton for a Goodison Park return for Gueye.
After negotiations were cooled, they are now moving in the right direction once more, with hopes of a deal being completed before Thursday night’s transfer deadline.
The Verdict: Get it done
Given how long this proposed deal has been going on for, Frank Lampard’s team simply now have to get it done with the deadline looming.
Once hailed as a ‘monster’ by Tim Sherwood when he was managing Gueye at Aston Villa, his former team-mate Micah Richards even went as far as to call the Senegal midfielder a ‘machine’ with ‘frightening’ running power earlier this month.
The industrious midfielder ranks in the 96th percentile for pressures and 92nd percentile for tackles among positional peers in Europe’s top five leagues over the last 12 months, illustrating his attributes as a workhorse in the engine room. He is no slouch on the ball either, ranking in the 98th percentile for pass completion (92.6%).
Gueye became something of a fans’ favourite during his first spell with Everton, and with his added Premier League experience, he would be a shrewd signing which should please Toffees supporters late on in the transfer window.
Click here to comment on this articleor
Give us feedback on your Football Transfer Tavern experience