Everton news: Collymore hails Gueye as bargain of the season

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12th Dec, 2016 | 4:22pm

Stan Collymore: Everton summer signing has been one of the bargains of the season

By Harvey Byrne

Stan Collymore has named Everton midfielder Idrissa Gueye when asked who his bargain of the season was.

The 27-year-old left relegated Aston Villa in the summer in a £7.1million deal after the Toffees triggered a release clause in his contract.

He has become a key part of Ronald Koeman’s defensive midfield this season, playing in 14 of their 15 Premier League outings.

He has performed admirably in the centre of the park for the struggling side and Collymore has named him as well as Arsenal’s Shkodran Mustafi as the best value for money in the summer window.

Despite the Senegal international’s key performances in the middle for Everton he has been unable to stop the recent poor form.

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Koeman’s team have won just one of their last 11 fixtures in all competitions, leaving them in ninth place after a good start to the campaign.

It doesn’t look like it’s going to get any easier for the Toffees either with two of the top four coming up next in Arsenal and Liverpool.

The Dutch manager, who made five senior additions in the summer will now be drafting up a list of targets for January in search of the next Gueye.

In other Everton news, Romelu Lukaku has attempted to recreate the Merseyside derby winning goal.