The Everton midfielder will finally complete his move from Goodison to Parc de Prince.
According to reports this morning by Sky Sports News that Idrissa Gueye is in Paris to conduct a medical. This is the final piece of a protracted transfer from Everton to Paris Saint Germain.
He has made no secret of his desire to seize the opportunity, and make the move to the French giants. It is believed he turned in a transfer request as early as the January window.
The two teams were unable to agree on a price. The offer back then was around the 21.5 million pound mark. The deal today is more like 28 million.
The 29-year-old Senegalese international has just completed international duty at the African Cup of Nations. Playing all six of his team’s games, scoring once and adding an assist.
It was rumoured earlier that Manchester United was interested, but the last-minute bid failed. The player has his heart set on a move to the French capital. These whispers may have been an attempt to drive the price up a little more.
His loss will be immense for Marco Silva and his project at the Toffees. Keeping their star players is a crucial part of the plan to crack the “big six.”
With Gueye making over 20% of the Everton tackles last season he was considered a crucial part of any future success.
This move though may be a blessing in disguise. With them already having signed a ready-made replacement from Manchester City in Fabian Delph.
With the latest bid for Wilfried, Zaha rejected because Crystal Palace wants more cash upfront. This move may actually help Everton and Silva make the next step. Freeing up the necessary money to complete the Zaha deal.