Everton have confirmed that they have re-signed Idrissa Gueye from PSG and it is understood that the midfielder has joined for a fee in the region of £8m.
The 32-year-old played 108 times for the Toffees between 2016 and 2019. He won six trophies as a PSG player and he earned a runners-up medal in the 2020 Champions League final.
Sky Sports are reporting that Everton have paid £8m to bring their former midfielder back to the club.
Gueye told Everton’s official website: “There is no better feeling than coming back home. I am very happy to be here at Everton again, to help and to work hard. I’ll give my soul to this team.
“For me, it’s special. I told PSG if I am going to leave it will be for one team – and that was Everton.
“It was not a difficult decision for me because I love this club. That’s why I had to come home. It’s a pleasure for me to be back and hopefully we will have a good season because we have to go and try to achieve our goals.”
Gana was a popular player on Merseyside during his first spell, runner-up in the club’s player of the season vote in his first season and sharing the players’ player award in his last.
His energetic style in midfield should fill a void for Frank Lampard, who will also hope his familiarity with the club will allow him to settle quickly in a side still seeking their first Premier League win of the season as they go into the weekend’s Merseyside derby.
“We are delighted to add a player of Idrissa’s quality and experience to the squad,” Lampard said. “We have been eager to strengthen our midfield options and his attributes will undoubtedly benefit the squad.
“Idrissa has played at the highest level of football. Evertonians know all about his tireless work-rate and the value he brings to a team, and we are looking forward to him bringing all of that now he’s back at the club.”
The Senegal international is Everton’s seventh signing of the summer after moves for James Tarkowski, Ruben Vinagre, Conor Coady, Amadou Onana, Dwight McNeil, and Neal Maupay.
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