Everton: The amount that Everton are willing to spend to sign Idrissa Gueye from PSG revealed

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Everton have been locked in negotiations with PSG for midfielder Idrissa Gueye since last Thursday. The transfer could soon be on the verge of completion and it has now been revealed what amount are Everton ready to pay to re-sign Gueye.

In 2019, when the Senegalese was in his prime, the Merseysiders sold him for £30 million to PSG and brought in Jean-Philippe Gbamin as Gueye’s replacement for £25 million. Gbamin has failed to fill the void and the Toffees are now open to selling the Ivorian.

Frank Lampard was keen to add more steel to the midfield and Gueye sounds to be the perfect profile that the English boss is looking for. PSG want to sell Gueye as soon as possible as the French club works on departures. The negotiations have moved pretty quickly as the talks began last week and now the deal is just a few steps away from completion.

Everton wanted Gueye, PSG wanted to sell the midfielder and the player himself was open to a return to Goodison Park. According to Fabrizio Romano, a deal has been agreed between the two clubs and just final details need to be resolved before the contracts are signed. Everton will be signing the 32 year old on a permanent deal.

Everton want Idrissa Gueye for a bargain fee

When Gueye left Goodison, he was on top of his game and had the best years ahead of him, now he’ll be returning at the age of 32 and does not have the same number of years left in his career. Everton would never pay the same amount they got from PSG, in fact, given the current financial situation, the club would try to be as stringent as possible when agreeing a transfer.

According to Le Parisien (via Get Football News France), the Merseysiders are willing to spend €10 million (£8.4 million) for Gueye. This seems to be a reasonable fee for the Senegalese who will return to Goodison for his second stint. It is rumoured that he will not be joining on a long term deal, with Everton offering him a deal until 2024, which means he is regarded as a stop-gap solution to the problems in midfield.

Gueye’s return will certainly go well with the fan base as the midfielder was a fan favourite during his three year stay in Merseyside. He provides solidity and security in the engine room, having the ability to win the ball in the middle of the park.

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