Everton are ready to face Chelsea on Saturday and despite all their attempts, the Toffees haven’t been able to complete the signings of Amadou Onana and Idrissa Gueye in time for them to feature in the game.
While Onana’s deal is done and he has undergone medical in England, Gueye’s deal is still being sorted out. Onana will be present at Goodison Park to spectate the game against Chelsea and will soon be announced as the fourth summer signing after James Tarkowski, Ruben Vinagre and Dwight McNeil.
Last week, Everton initiated contact with PSG to enquire about Gueye and since then the negotiations have proceeded smoothly. There were reports that Everton are willing to spend up to £8.43 million to sign Gueye back.
The Toffees sold Gueye to PSG in 2019 for £30 million and getting him back for less than £10 million will be a smart deal. Even at 32, Gueye is athletic, agile and a powerful player in the midfield. His arrival will solve midfield issues and allow the likes of Onana and Abdoulaye Doucoure to excel around him.
Everton is closing in on Idrissa Gueye transfer
PSG wanted to offload Gueye as they are revamping their midfield. The player is keen to come back to Goodison Park and player agreement would not be a problem. According to Fabrizio Romano, Everton are closing in on a deal with PSG for Gueye and it’s now only considered a matter of time before Gueye signs the contract.
Final details are being sorted out by the two clubs and the Senegalese has also been left out of the PSG squad. The paperwork is being worked out and Gueye will soon become an Everton player.
Within the space of a few days, the Toffees have gone from having a struggling midfield to a competent and sturdy midfield with the additions of Onana and Gueye. The 32 year old isn’t a long term solution to Everton’s midfield woes but a stop gap that is necessary. Gueye will provide that security in the midfield that the Toffees have been desperately lacking since Gueye’s departure in 2019.
All in all, Frank Lampard has addressed all the key problems in the squad and tried to solve them with the available resources. After defence and attack, the engine room was crying for upgrades and in Onana and Gueye, Everton have one for the present and one for the future.
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