According to French outlet Le Parisien, cited by Sports Witness, Paris Saint-Germain are hoping to land Everton’s Idrissa Gueye ‘in the coming weeks’ – but how big a loss would he be?
The 29-year-old is thought to be a key target for the French champions, who are hoping to finally sign the Senegal international after years of tracking the player.
The report adds that it looks unlikely that the Toffees will budge from their €40 million asking price they set in January, with the holding midfielder under contract at Goodison Park until 2022.
At first glance, it looks as if a €40 million fee for Gueye would be a smart piece of business by Everton, mainly due to his age.
However, the energetic midfielder, who has recently helped guide his country into the Africa Cup of Nations final with a late strike in the last eight tie against Benin, is vital to Marco Silva’s side.
Despite having attacking limitations, many have described Gueye as one of the very best Everton have had in recent years.
Gueye’s tireless work-rate, quality on the ball and defensive abilities will be key if Everton are to push into Europe in the coming years.
If they lose him to PSG in the coming weeks as the report suggests, he will be extremely hard to replace and could end up being the club’s biggest loss for some time.