The French giants are said to be looking at Cesc Fabregas and a potential loan deal for Liverpool's Fabinho but L'Equipe are reporting that they have initiated contact over a possible transfer of Gueye.
The Senegal international, formerly of Lille, is one of Marco Silva's most dependable players and he would be reluctant to let him leave unless it was for a particularly persuasive sum.
PSG's biggest obstacle, however, is the fact that they only have around €20m to spend because of Financial Fair Play restrictions which would almost certainly preclude a deal with Everton for Gueye.
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1 Posted 21/12/2018 at 22:44:25
2 Posted 21/12/2018 at 22:46:16
Unless Silva is lining up Doucoure?
3 Posted 21/12/2018 at 23:18:14
Totally unrelated to this, there must be some island(s) with vats of acid to dispose of "cretins" that James Bond missed out on...
4 Posted 21/12/2018 at 23:20:27
5 Posted 22/12/2018 at 00:27:26
I suppose considering we paid £7.1M for him from Aston Villa, if the PSG offer was to be such that the Club would capitalise on that deal, from a business perspective it would make sense.
However, even with a replacement lined up, I think he will be sorely missed, I assume it is Doucoure, they are thinking of, but from what I have seen of him, a decent player no doubt, but can't see him adequately replacing Gana.
6 Posted 22/12/2018 at 02:58:44
There is no reason Gueye should not be being considered, he's a class act, one of the best at what he does.
He'd fetch £50 million or so, but we would never be able to replace him. He is not an easy player to replace, and would be sorely missed.
Hopefully nothing more than a story.
7 Posted 22/12/2018 at 03:02:26
8 Posted 22/12/2018 at 04:08:28
9 Posted 22/12/2018 at 05:32:07
Gana has his critics saying he can't pass a ball or does not score enough.
That said, can young Davies step up to the mantle?
10 Posted 22/12/2018 at 05:58:22
11 Posted 22/12/2018 at 08:04:59
12 Posted 22/12/2018 at 08:31:35
To make progress, Everton have to recruit and keep the players that are able to play to the standards required. It is absolutely essential that progress is seen to be made to recruit and keep this standard of player.
There are obvious weaknesses at Everton, both in first-team positions and in coaching and tactics. The right flank is weak, resulting in teams targeting it in their tactics; Everton are repeatedly getting caught out by unchallenged crosses from this source.
The high press is often, but more recently, ineffective, because of poor play by the forwards and an obvious selection problem. Opposition teams can push up into midfield as a result, compressing play and providing extra support to achieve turnovers.
Coaching of play in the final third is seen to be being neglected, resulting in poor pass completion and finishing. Having only three player actually scoring goals is a reflection of this.
So how does a player like Gueye see it? Well, straight away, he is having to work harder shoring up below-standard play around him. He has to take more risks, particularly as a result of the additional role of supporting the right flank. He has to resort to longer, potentially inaccurate passes. He has to tackle more, risking injury.
From Gueye's front-line knowledge, how does he see Everton progressing?
‘One step forward, two steps back' – Lyndon? The recent games have been disappointing, in that progress made seems to be undone by recurring weaknesses, which have been not addressed by coaching.
If PSG come knocking on his door, would Gueye want to take up their offer? Why not? It's a good and surer move than his present situation. . . and may not come again. Banking on Everton progressing is a risk.
While Silva has progressed Everton, it has not been solid enough. He needs to be seen as a coach addressing substandard play and making progress tactically. That's the way you attract and keep the standard of player required.
Gueye will have to be held to his contract. How will he react? The pressure for progress has just got greater. Things would have been different if Everton had have been able to push on against Newcastle but Silva was exposed as being tactically naive.
13 Posted 22/12/2018 at 12:06:24
due to FFP restrictions on their budget.
14 Posted 22/12/2018 at 12:53:58
If it would pay for Gomes, you'd have to be tempted though.
15 Posted 22/12/2018 at 13:16:42
16 Posted 22/12/2018 at 13:49:09
17 Posted 22/12/2018 at 14:51:36
3 years as one of the statistically best ball-winning midfielders in the Premier League, played excellently at the World Cup, and at 28/29 still has 4/5 years at the top level. £50 million, minimum.
But I'm hoping he'll stay and keep running our midfield for the next 5 years.
18 Posted 22/12/2018 at 17:40:53
19 Posted 22/12/2018 at 19:36:28
Every player has his price and money talks. I dont see this happening unless the player himself engages directly. Gana is a good genuine squad player and we need him more than ever.
I like Tom, but at this stage of the season and transition we need proven players.
I hope today is not an omen for this season.
20 Posted 22/12/2018 at 21:59:35
21 Posted 22/12/2018 at 23:56:43
He's worth twice that and more.
22 Posted 23/12/2018 at 11:46:44
Imo, Gana is a £40m player, he's one of the best about for winning the ball back for his team, he's doing it in the toughest league about, and he's done this season after season.
At £40m, we're getting his value, but we shouldn't be looking to sell him; if PSG want him they need to hit us with a £60m or £70m bid.
You may laugh and say he's not worth that money, I agree, but the fact is he's one if our better players and in order to prize teams better players away you pay top dollar.
Ask yourself what Spurs would demand for Kane?
A world record fee I'd suspect. Does that mean he's the best in the world? No it doesn't, but they will want heaven and earth to let him go. Look at Swansea, they took much more for Sigurdsson than his value, as did the shite from Barca for Courtinho, and Barca from PSG for Neymar.
Gana should be kept unless mega-rich PSG make it impossible to refuse them there bid.
23 Posted 23/12/2018 at 15:31:23
24 Posted 23/12/2018 at 19:33:59
25 Posted 23/12/2018 at 21:36:10
Whether he can play 30 yarders or not is irrelevant.
26 Posted 23/12/2018 at 23:39:15
Somebody better has to take his place; it's simple. I have no loyalty to any player now if they're not the answer.
The answer is a ball winner who can play an everyone should be a ball-winner anyway.
27 Posted 24/12/2018 at 07:37:10
If he could pass, it'd be lovely... but I'd prefer Silva just told him to win the ball and concentrate on finding Sigurdsson or Gomes instead of doing it himself.
28 Posted 24/12/2018 at 19:36:37
Marcel Brands is a canny operator, he also stated that he wanted the average age of the squad to come down, Gueye is 29, in a few years she may be worth little, therefore we may let him go in the knowledge that he will be replaced by a younger version, but who ? that is the bigger question.
29 Posted 25/12/2018 at 21:39:21
Gana isn't necessarily irreplaceable because he does have some flaws, but he would definitely need to be replaced by a player capable of maximum disruption for the opposition in the midfield. There ain't many of them available.
30 Posted 28/12/2018 at 21:14:18
He's one of our best players but at 29 if PSG want to pay £40m we can put towards a younger version (Doucore, Billings, Ndombele etc) then i'm sure Brands will listen. I suspect PSG will not pay what he's worth to us.
31 Posted 07/01/2019 at 17:38:33
Would that mean resurrection for Mo or JMac?
Or would be go all out for a replacement?
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