By Amir Mir
Idrissa Gueye is undergoing a medical at Everton after the club triggered his £7.2 million release – and Toffees supporters took to Twitter to express their delight that Ronald Koeman had finally landed his first major signing.
ESPN reported on Thursday afternoon that the 26-year-old had been given permission by Aston Villa to travel down to Merseyside as he finalises his move from the Championship to the Premier League.
Many Everton supporters were encouraged by the imminent signing, despite the Senegal international arriving from a team that had conceded 76 goals last term and performed abysmally as they were relegated.
Supporters have been struck by Gueye’s attributes and were hoping that manager Koeman does not make him the sole signing of the summer.
However, there was one fan who did not understand why the Toffees targeted a midfielder who was part of one of the worst Premier League teams in living memory last term.
Here are the reactions from the Everton supporters on Twitter:
— Mike Langford (@Langford1M) 28 July 2016
Idrissa Gueye to Everton ✌✌✌✌✌
— ＹＯＵＳＥＦ👨🏻🔧 (@Yousef_Bardi) July 28, 2016
Idrissa Gueye is superior to Kante.
— Chad (@ChaadLT) July 28, 2016
@ReadEverton Wow. A midfield player from 1 of the worst top flight teams in living memory, we’re really raising the bar
— colinsmith50 (@colinsmith50) 28 July 2016
We need somebody very mobile to protect the back four and give play it forward quickly so we can counter. https://t.co/m5HBHjaOU6
— TheMightyWarbler (@AMJAZZ10) July 28, 2016
In other Everton transfer news, the Toffees are set to miss out on their striker target after he agrees a £25million switch.