French World Cup winner Blaise Matuidi has been discussing former Everton star Idrissa Gana Gueye’s stunning start to life at his new club.
Everton sold the fan favourite in the summer to Paris Saint-Germain. After initially rejecting an offer from the French giants in January, Everton reluctantly let the Senegal international make his dream move in the summer.
As reported by The Guardian, Everton received £29 million for their midfield dynamo.
He has since gone on to become a regular for PSG with many suggesting he might be the missing piece of the jigsaw that finally brings Champions League glory to the French capital.
Indeed, a former PSG player is impressed. Speaking to RMC Sport, Matuidi waxed lyrical about Gueye, suggesting his excellent performances at Everton had gone unnoticed before.
“Watching Idrissa Gueye, he’s a great player. We did not talk much about him before he was at PSG, but at Everton, I saw him make great matches. So when they recruited him, I was very happy for Paris.
“Of course, I still have this admiring look for this club. I look at their performances as well and I’m glad they recruited a player like that, which will allow them to be more balanced and maintain the pressure when it’s needed in big games.”
Hearing of Gueye’s success in France is certainly not going to help Everton fans right now. His absence in midfield is being keenly felt this season, with Everton currently in the Premier League relegation zone.
Everton felt that the deal to sell Gueye was too good considering his age and the player’s desire for a new challenge.
But fans who never appreciated just what he gave to Everton now must see just hoe pivotal he was to the team’s success.