Everton have potentially received a boost to their hopes of keeping hold of Idrissa Gueye, with Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas admitting he’d have ‘no problem’ selling Tanguy Ndombele to Paris Saint-Germain.
Ndombele is one of the most coveted midfielders in Europe after a fantastic last couple of years with the French outfit.
The dynamo has attracted the attention of several big clubs in recent months.
Since joining the club initially on loan in August 2017, Ndombele has established himself as a force in the team’s midfield, shining in both Ligue 1 and Europe.
Aulas appears to have implied that the player may be on the move this summer. Asked by Le Revenu if he would sell to PSG, he said (quoted by The Mirror): “Without any problem. I would be proud even.”
Aulas’ comments should come as a huge boost for Everton, who spent January fending off interest from PSG in their player Gueye.
PSG reportedly lodged a £26.2 million bid but the Toffees stood firm (Sky Sports).
There has been speculation that PSG will return for Gueye this summer, but if they can snag Ndombele -rated then there might be less need for them to coming chasing after Gueye again, since they play the same role.
The pair are similar players, but the significantly younger Ndombele is arguably better in possession of the ball.
Gueye is vital to Everton. He is excellent at breaking up opposition attacks and losing him would be a major blow for Marco Silva.
Ironically, Everton could now be helped out by Ndombele, whom they have previously expressed an interest in themselves (The Daily Star).