Despite weeks and weeks of speculation, Idrissa Gueye’s move from Everton to Paris Saint-Germain never went through.
It wasn’t from lack of trying, at least from the player’s perspective, as he travelled to France on the final day of the transfer window in case the two teams agreed, but it wasn’t to be.
Seeing him as crucial for the rest of the season, the Toffees put their foot down, making it clear they would require a large amount of money to be convinced, which the Ligue 1 champions never came forward with.
A bid of €30m was reportedly made late on, but even that wasn’t enough, and Gueye saw his dream move evaporate.
Unused in both the games against Huddersfield and Wolverhampton Wanderers, the Senegal international might need some time to get his mind in the right place again, as Le Parisien report he didn’t take the speculation well.
They claim over the weekend that the 29-year-old was sending texts to relatives on January 31st stating he felt like his head was ‘going to explode’ and that both clubs were ‘messing him around’.
We’re not entirely sure how Everton messed him around, since they made their stance very clear from the off, but, as Le Parisien put it, one has to wonder if the French club did everything in their power to sign Gueye.
After all, despite having a limited budget, they did splash the cash on Leandro Paredes from Zenit.