That is the contention of reports in France which claim that Gueye's move to PSG is imminent, with a few agree with Everton and personal terms not expected to be an issue.
The Blues are hoping to push through a deal with Mainz for the defensive midfielder whom they value at €35m. Everton want to negotiate the price down.
Although talks between the two clubs haven't yet got underway, Gbamin's agent, Bernard Collignon, is quoted by Le Parisien as saying that his client would be keen on the move.
“He is excited about the possibility of joining Everton,” Collignon said. “Joining the Premier League at a team at the top of table would be a great opportunity for him and represent a great next step.”
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1 Posted 24/07/2019 at 18:37:52
2 Posted 24/07/2019 at 18:43:21
3 Posted 24/07/2019 at 19:02:56
Its a new name to me.
Is the Wigan game going to be Put up on the site?
4 Posted 24/07/2019 at 19:05:09
Cant see the sense not logic in it.
5 Posted 24/07/2019 at 19:10:04
6 Posted 24/07/2019 at 19:11:08
if you cant see it click soccer on the left to bring up all footy matches. Pop ups, but usually works ok
7 Posted 24/07/2019 at 19:22:34
8 Posted 24/07/2019 at 19:22:47
9 Posted 24/07/2019 at 19:31:25
That didn't turn out too badly - so I am inclined to leave it the experts - i.e. Marcel and Marco.
10 Posted 24/07/2019 at 19:32:37
11 Posted 24/07/2019 at 19:33:20
12 Posted 24/07/2019 at 19:39:01
13 Posted 24/07/2019 at 19:45:43
Well... you can start with Chelsea and Hazard... Liverpool and Suarez, then Coutinho... Tottenham and Bale... Arsenal and Sanchez, etc...
Your general point is taken though, and I agree that it seems like we should have been able to squeeze a lot more than 28-million out of PSG.
14 Posted 24/07/2019 at 19:46:27
15 Posted 24/07/2019 at 19:48:04
16 Posted 24/07/2019 at 20:46:31
17 Posted 24/07/2019 at 20:53:46
18 Posted 24/07/2019 at 20:57:51
19 Posted 24/07/2019 at 21:23:54
He was one of the best of the world in what he does I.e tackle and covering ground in midfield.
But what he isnt is a natural holding midfielder. If this Gbamin is also a centre back then he will be. I think on paper it will offer more balance in midfield.
My concern is if hes any good. Gueye will be a big miss.
20 Posted 24/07/2019 at 21:27:43
21 Posted 24/07/2019 at 21:37:16
Sounds like a kid in the car on the way to the beach... "are we there yet?"
22 Posted 24/07/2019 at 21:37:40
23 Posted 24/07/2019 at 21:41:25
24 Posted 24/07/2019 at 21:49:48
25 Posted 24/07/2019 at 22:00:43
26 Posted 24/07/2019 at 22:02:33
27 Posted 24/07/2019 at 22:03:36
28 Posted 24/07/2019 at 22:10:53
Hope the move, if it happens, works out for Gueye.
29 Posted 24/07/2019 at 22:23:06
30 Posted 24/07/2019 at 22:34:14
31 Posted 24/07/2019 at 22:40:04
32 Posted 24/07/2019 at 23:51:34
Both Silva and Brands have known this transfer was coming so we have to trust that between them they have identified the correct player.
33 Posted 25/07/2019 at 00:14:17
Second, who knows the guy might actually be a really good player? I don't recall everyone on here wetting their pants in excitement when we signed Gueye from the relegated shambles that was Villa. And he had "premier league experience" too!
34 Posted 25/07/2019 at 03:31:30
I can understand that they are allowing Gana to leave, for his 'dream move' but let's get a decent amount for him, and replace with a cheaper younger model, if that's possible.
35 Posted 25/07/2019 at 03:45:36
Anyway he wants to leave, his value will only start to fall...time to sell. We should have sold Baines to Utd when he was hitting 30. We need to keep replenishing the coffers to keep replenishing the squad.
36 Posted 25/07/2019 at 03:55:26
37 Posted 25/07/2019 at 04:04:15
I dont know much about the players we are being linked with and none of us can know how they will turn out until it happens, but I trust that Silva and Brands are doing the best they can to come out on top in the end.
38 Posted 25/07/2019 at 04:16:53
39 Posted 25/07/2019 at 04:24:08
40 Posted 25/07/2019 at 05:56:24
Time for a lie down, may be for 2 weeks.
Oh, and why can there be no more comments on Mina's tips for the weekend?
41 Posted 25/07/2019 at 07:03:20
Hes played a bit as CB but mainly played in midfield last year and can work as a 6 or an 8. Definitely a Gueye replacement more than a Zouma alternative Id say.
He has some similar attributes to Gueye in that hes very athletic and can cover a lot of ground. Hes strong and tall and not easily bullied. He doesnt make as many tackles as Gueye (no one does) but hes a decent enough passer and can also dribble a bit.
Basically hes a well thought of youngster who should prove a very able defensive midfielder and is quick enough to help cover for Sigurdsson and Gomes lack of the athleticism.
Hed be a sensible signing in my book and should be able to fit in quite quickly whilst having the potential to become a top class CDM.
This is Brands model, selling good players in their late 20s/early 30s to buy younger models with high potential and sell on value. Its what Spurs started doing 6 or so years ago and is working well for them.
42 Posted 25/07/2019 at 07:46:01
They will have done extensive homework on this lad and other clubs are reportedly interested which is a good sign too.
Hoping for some positive news on the striker/forward front , this Zaha interest , I'm not buying it.
43 Posted 25/07/2019 at 09:08:50
44 Posted 25/07/2019 at 09:14:07
Like several before him he wants CL and as we can't yet provide that he wants a move. The fact we facilitate that encourages the next young player to join us, to do well and move on if we still fail to reach CL. Once we qualify this dynamic starts to change. We need more high-quality players developing with us not less!
45 Posted 25/07/2019 at 11:22:29
46 Posted 25/07/2019 at 12:16:20
A bit worrying the bit about being regularly dispossessed in the German league and wanting to dribble out of defensive positions. He will be even more exposed in the Premier League, and targeted.
Silva may fancy his chances of improving the lad and ironing out his rough edges ending up with a top class midfielder.
All in all a bit of a gamble, but I trust Mr B and Marco to make the right decisions.
47 Posted 25/07/2019 at 12:17:19
I don't think I am alone in not having heard much or anything about this guy, who would effectively cost more than we will get from the Gana sale. Brands was renowned for getting this type of player that no-one had heard of for a modest fee, and making them into almost household names.
Anyway, we'll see what happens over the course of the next two weeks. I still think it totally unfair and biased that our window will shut quite some time before the European windows do, leaving us at a disadvantage, and possibly pushing us towards inflated fees.
48 Posted 25/07/2019 at 18:46:36
49 Posted 26/07/2019 at 06:58:09
Everton are working real hard to get Kean behind the scenes, apparently. Only one media report states this, with no others mentioning it. Gbamin has real good stats in turnovers and has a great engine and passing ability, as I mentioned in an earlier post.
Surprised there is no media speculation round the Barcelona connection; I suspect something going on there as well.
50 Posted 26/07/2019 at 13:16:39
Im beginning to really panic that we haven't got Zouma back too. Mina gives me the same feelings I had when we signed bolasie. Overpaid and not consistently good enough for us - or in mina's case, consistently injured...
51 Posted 26/07/2019 at 18:10:27
52 Posted 26/07/2019 at 20:53:52
Lets hope and perhaps this weekend we get some players in.
Good Luck Gana, and thanks for your efforts at EFC.
53 Posted 26/07/2019 at 22:24:00
Yes, PSG play in the group games, maybe get to the last 8 if they're lucky, and then crash and die – but they've got more chance of winning it than us! If he wants to play in a shit league, let him. But mark my word: he will regret this move. End of.
54 Posted 27/07/2019 at 01:41:30
Like I said before about the unfair disparity in the Transfer Window for us (well all English Clubs) I feel a lot of Euro clubs are forcing our hands with inflated fees for players.
Having said all that, getting back to Gbamin, he would initially be a replacement for Gana, who although we don't want him to, has stated on more than one occasion he wants his dream move. I think this guy from what I've read and seen, is not shabby at all. He can also operate as CB and can also play further forward so he is to a degree a utility player.
The fact a lot of other clubs were/are after him also says they can't all be wrong, or are sheep, so if we accept the inevitability of Gana getting his wish granted, and moving to his 'dream destination' we could do a lot worse than plump for Gbamin.
My only other reservation is that he is not Premier League tested!
55 Posted 27/07/2019 at 10:59:44
His surname by the way is pronounced "Bamar"
56 Posted 30/07/2019 at 16:06:20
57 Posted 30/07/2019 at 17:58:08
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