French champions Paris Saint-Germain have signed midfielder Idrissa Gana Gueye from Everton for an undisclosed fee.
PSG attempted to land Gueye in the January transfer window, but Everton refused to sell. Manager Thomas Tuchel had been keen to bring in a holding midfielder as he felt PSG failed to replace Thiago Motta last summer after he retired, and Gueye had been his top target.
The 29-year-old helped Senegal reach the Africa Cup of Nations final this summer and played for Ligue 1 club Lille earlier in his career.
Gueye has agreed a four-year deal with the Parisians, who paid a reported 30million euros to land him, and he is delighted to have made the move to PSG. “I’m immensely proud to sign for Paris Saint-Germain,” he told the PSG website.
“After focussing on the AFCON with Senegal, I wanted to give a new boost to my club career by joining Paris Saint-Germain, one of the most structured and ambitious sports projects in Europe.
“I’d like to thank the directors, the coach and his staff for the confidence they have shown in me.
I will do everything to justify the faith they have shown in me and to integrate into this talented squad. “And, of course, I can’t wait to take in the amazing atmosphere of the Parc des Princes, which impressed me during my first seasons in France!”
PSG are 10.00 to win the Champions League outright this season, Real Madrid are 8.00 and Bayern Munich can be backed at 12.00.