Everton currently find themselves in a bad period both on and off the pitch.
Results in recent weeks have simply not been good enough with the Toffees’ latest setback coming in a 3-2 FA Cup defeat to Millwall at the Den, while manager Marco Silva has also been unable to strengthen his squad in the transfer window this month.
Worst of all, though, what the Portuguese coach does have at disposal is starting to attract the predators with Paris Saint-Germain making a £21.5m bid for Idrissa Gueye (Sky Sports).
Silva has since confirmed that the offer has been turned down (Liverpool Echo) but, more often than not, PSG usually get their man with Everton’s current stance perhaps just delaying the inevitable.
Looking at the bigger picture, though, with the football world watching as deadline day approaches, the Merseyside club simply cannot afford to cave in to PSG now — and probably even in the future.
At the base of midfield, Gueye has become one of the most important players in this Everton team since joining from Aston Villa back in 2016 and a key component for Silva.
The 29-year-old is the one tasked with winning the ball back by making tackles and interceptions, something which he does exceptionally well.
There are probably few in the country better than him when it comes to the above. Ultimately, Gueye is the sort of player Everton need if they are to become this Champions League level team envisioned by Farhad Moshiri.
Selling the Senegal international now would not only hamper them in that regard, but will also show the world that Everton are still a selling club whose best players can be cherry-picked by Europe’s elite for the right price.
Be it now or in the summer, allowing Gueye to join PSG could be detrimental for Everton in more ways than one.
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