Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly submitted a new offer in a bid to sign Everton midfielder Idrissa Gana Gueye, but should the club accept it?
The French champions pursued the Senegal international midfielder during the January transfer window, and despite the 29-year old wanting out, the Toffees stood firm in their stance that the midfielder was too important to sell.
Now L’Equipe, as reported by GFFN, claim that PSG have returned in another attempt to sign the enforcer, citing an offer of £27million.
Negotiations are expected to continue in the coming days, which could potentially suggest that Everton didn’t reject the offer out of hand. Is this a good thing?
Regarding whether or not Everton should sell Gana this summer all depends on how well the club expect to do in the transfer window. At 29, Marcel Brands will likely be keen to replace Gana with a younger alternative, although his presence is such that it will difficult to replace him.
Gana has been such an important player at Goodison Park over the past few seasons, and it would be tough to find a replacement for a modest fee, although the club could find it difficult to turn down the potential for such a high return on investment.
Bought for just £7.1million, PSG’s offer is almost quadruple that initial investment, which given his age could be too good to turn down. It would be a shame to see him depart though, and it remains to be seen who could be brought in, or whether players like James McCarthy and Muhamed Besic can step up.
Players who could replace Idrissa Gueye this summer
This rumour was been doing the rounds this week, with the Manchester City midfielder appearing set to leave the Etihad Stadium.
While I’m personally not a fan of this move going ahead, the England international would add depth to Marco Silva’s squad.
The Ivorian midfielder has been linked with a move away from AC Milan, despite having impressed in his two-year spell at the San Siro.
While he would likely prove to be costly, the 22-year old would improve Everton’s chances of qualifying for Europe next season.
The Turkey international has frequently been linked with a move to Goodison Park and has seemingly had his name thrown into the mix once again.
Still considered a decent talent for Besiktas, this summer could be the time for Ozyakup to finally make the move to Merseyside.
Giovani Lo Celso
Out of the four this is the most audacious.
Tottenham have been in talks over a £62million deal in recent weeks but talks have now stalled, with the London club seemingly targeting Real Madrid man Dani Ceballos.
While Everton may not be able to compete without European competition, Lo Celso would be a huge marquee signing.