Everton midfielder remains hopeful of pursuing dream switch to Paris Saint-Germain

Idrissa Gueye

Everton midfielder Idrissa Gueye has refused to rule out a potential move away from Goodison Park at the end of the ongoing campaign. The Senegal international had been the subject of two bids from Paris Saint-Germain during the dying stages of the winter transfer window but the Toffees opted to remain firm with their not-for-sale stance.

Since then, the midfielder has returned to the Toffees fold to feature in the league defeats against Manchester City and Watford but he has placed doubts regarding his future with the club after acknowledging the ambition of pursuing a big-club move during the backend of his professional career.

Speaking exclusively to L’Equipe, the former Aston Villa man admitted that he was desperate to make the switch to Paris Saint-Germain after they came up with an approach during the final days of the January transfer window.

He added that he still has the ambition of playing for an elite European club participating in the Champions League and remains hopeful that Les Parisiens retain their interest when the transfer window reopens during the summer.

Gueye has undoubtedly been the Toffees’ leading performer in the centre of the park and his performances have earned him plaudits from the faithful.

However, the latest statement is unlikely to be welcomed by the club supporters and it remains to be seen whether there is a negative mindset towards him during the remainder of the league campaign.

Meanwhile, the Merseyside outfit have bowed down to player pressure over the past 18 months with Romelu Lukaku and Ross Barkley among the notable high-profile names pushing through exits. The hierarchy may go through the same route with Gueye, who appears to have made his mind up to pursue a bigger challenge elsewhere where he has the assurance of Champions League football.

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Author: chris darwen