Fabian Delph has told the Liverpool Echo that he is desperate to see Idrissa Gueye remain at Everton this summer, amid strong reported interest from French champions Paris Saint-Germain.
Delph, 29, joined Everton from Manchester City this summer for a fee believed to be in the region of £8million. Some have claimed that he is a replacement for the departing Senegal international Gueye.
French outlet Le Parisien claimed earlier this week that Everton had agreed to sell former Aston Villa midfielder Gueye to Paris Saint-Germain, for a fee believed to be in the region of £29million.
But Delph denied that he has been brought to Goodison Park as Gueye’s replacement and is desperate to see the impressive midfielder remain on Merseyside beyond the end of the summer window.
“I can play in quite a few positions. Hopefully he (Gueye) stays because he’s a fantastic player and a great asset for the club,” Delph said. “If I’m asked to play in any position then it’s nothing less than 100%.”
TBR’s view – Gueye needs to leave Everton and join PSG
Now 29 years of age, Gueye has outgrown Everton. He has shown time and time again that he was one of the club’s best players, if not the best, and it is now time for Gueye to test himself at the highest level.
Everton have languished below the top six for the last few seasons and been in and out of Europe. A move to PSG, to replace Adrien Rabiot, will give Gueye the taste of playing for one of the best, and winning trophies.
It is no less than what his performances at Everton deserve. Delph and Everton need to let him go.