Date: 21st February 2018 at 5:45am
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Everton midfielder Idrissa Gueye has signed a new contract with the club that will see him remain at Goodison Park until 2022.

The Merseyside outfit confirmed the news of the signing on their official Twitter channel as well as on their website.

Gueye, 28, made the switch to the Toffees from Aston Villa back in 2016 and has made 64 appearances for the Blues, scoring three goals in that time.

Speaking after the official announcement and as quoted in The Daily Mail, the midfielder said: “I am very happy to sign a new contract with Everton. It is great for me and for the club and I am very happy.

“I love the fans here. They have been great to me. They made it easy for me to sign this contract. Of course, I spoke with my family and my agent, but the love of the fans was really important and this is a really good thing for me.”

It was a delayed announcement from the club as it was actually back in October that an FA document showed that a new deal had already been signed.

Gueye has become a mainstay in the Everton midfield and will now have to focus on helping the club reach their optimum league position for the remainder of the season.

The Senegal born player has been part of a hugely underperforming Toffees side which has failed to impress the throngs of Blues supporters throughout the current campaign.

And that after a huge outlay in last summer’s transfer window.

Fans have also been hugely critical of Sam Allardyce since the former England boss took charge of affairs at Goodison and have frequently criticised his tactics and lack of attacking ambition.

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