Everton have agreed a £28m fee with Paris Saint-Germain for midfielder Idrissa Gueye, according to a report from Sky Sports News.
The Senegal international had already given a transfer request as he wanted to leave Goodison Park in order to join the reigning Ligue 1 champions, especially after Everton rejected PSG’s first offer of £21.5 million.
This time, however, PSG have got their man but after upping their aim just a bit. PSG had been interested in acquiring Gueye since January, but they finally made the move and the Senegal international will undoubtedly boost PSG’s midfield, especially after the departure of Adrien Rabiot.
Everton planned this well, however, as they knew Gueye was a key member of the first-team squad. With that in mind, Marco Silva urged the club to sign a potential replacement first and the club only signed Gueye’s request once they had already signed Fabian Delph, from Manchester City.
Gueye had been at Everton since 2016. The talented central midfielder, who represented his country in the 2019 African Cup of Nations, registered 108 appearances for the Goodison Park outfit in his career, notching four goals and five assists across all competitions. He previously played for Aston Villa and Lille, meaning his move to PSG will seal his return to France’s top-flight.