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Gueye didn’t want to fight with Everton

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JANUARY 01: Idrissa Gueye of Everton is closed down by Ricardo Pereira of Leicester City during the Premier League match between Everton FC and Leicester City at Goodison Park on January 1, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
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The Blues midfielder wanted to return to the French Ligue 1 as a Paris Saint-Germain signing, but he will have to wait.

29-year-old Senegalese midfielder Idrissa Gueye was set to be transferred from the English Premier League club Everton to the French Ligue 1 side Paris Saint-Germain.

But the club rejected two offers for his services and then blocked the transfer.

And for the footballer, this doesn’t mean he has to “go to war” with his club, as he respects them and knows they will do something good on his behalf in the future.

“It is not my style or education,” he was quoted by Inside Futbol.

“I have a lot of respect for Everton, I respect the shirt,” he said.

“It’s Everton who has allowed me to grow and show my strengths.”

“Even in the middle of everything, I remained a professional,” he commented.

“I played in games and didn’t go on strike.”

“It is not my style and now even if I am a little disappointed, I will continue to give everything to Everton,” he added.

“Nothing was said like that.”

“I hope if PSG comes back for me or another great European club, the club will allow me to take the step forward,” he concluded.

Idrissa Gueye started his professional career in his native Senegal with Diambars in 2007. He lasted only one year there, as the next he moved to Lille B in the French Ligue 1.

He gained a spot in the first team in 2010, and he played there for five years.

In 2015 he moved to English Premier League club Aston Villa, before being sold again in 2016 to Everton.