Millwall sign up former Everton winger on one-year-deal

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Championship side Millwall have handed a deal to Magaye Gueye formerly of Everton.

Magaye Gueye has been handed a lifeline by Ian Holloway with his Millwall side after a miserable four years at Everton in which he made just 24 Premier League appearances.

17 of those came in the 2011-2012 season where he had a sustained run in the side under David Moyes but then he spent a season on loan at Brest in Ligue 1, and under Roberto Martinez he made just the one appearance which came in the FA Cup.

He has signed a one-year-deal a the club and Holloway will be hoping his pace can terrorise defences in the Championship. Gueye used to be a 100m sprinter before focusing on football with his personal best being 10.13 seconds.

Gueye had been on trial at the club and was given a chance in the friendly against Dartford. He has obviously impressed enough to be given a contract and there is an option for a further 12 months if this season goes well for him.

Millwall faced a relegation battle all year long last season and will be hoping to stay well clear of the bottom three this season. They have strengthened their attack with the additions of Lee Gregory from FC Halifax and experienced striker Ricardo Fuller who joins after leaving Blackpool. Carlos Edwards and Byron Webster have also joined The Lions.

Gueye caught Everton's attention when in the 2009-2010 season aged just 19 he scored nine goals for Strasbourg in Ligue 2, however his progress was halted due to limited first-team action at the club. Millwall may have a real coup on their hands here if they can get the best out of him.

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