After Everton sold midfielder Idrissa Gueye in the summer transfer window to Paris Saint-Germain for a £28m fee, the former Aston Villa midfielder has gone on to accumulate some impressive outings for the French champions, leaving Toffees supporters in absolute awe over their former hero.
Gueye, who made 108 appearances overall on Merseyside, scoring four goals and assisting five more (Transfermarkt), was a key player in midfield for Everton last season before they decided to cash in on his talents. The 30-year-old amassed an 84.3% pass success rate in midfield over 32 starts in 2018/19 (WhoScored) but now it looks like he is bettering even those numbers in Ligue 1 with a noteworthy 93% accuracy (SofaScore).
By comparison, current Toffees defensive midfielder Fabian Delph has similar numbers with 86% but fails to match Gueye’s impressive tackles (4.3) and interceptions (2.2) on average last campaign. The Senegalese international is also drawing comparisons with Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante, with Gueye slightly edging his Premier League stats in terms of passing (84.3%) but being locked neck-and-neck when it comes to interceptions (2.2).
As a result, these Toffees supporters have lauded the performances of their former hero on Twitter, with one fan highlighting the potential theory he may be very ‘underrated‘. Here’s what they had to say.
And people laughed at me when I said he was a better player than Kante
— William Holmes (@wilygeek) February 10, 2020
He’s certainly the most underTted by country miles
— jamie byrom (@jamie_byrom) February 10, 2020
he’s up there and he’s welcome back if he wants
— ً (@EvertonFCjosh) February 10, 2020
But he was classed as average while at Everton haha.He as always been class he is just on a bigger stage now.Sad to say bigger stage but he is in the CL now.Where we will be soon.
— tony (@tonyf_efc) February 10, 2020
— Danny Eccles (@dannyecho90) February 10, 2020
— James (@James1878___) February 10, 2020
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