Report: Aston Villa star Idrissa Gueye wants immediate Premier League return, has £7.1m release clause

Stoke's Charlie Adam in action with Aston Villa's Idrissa Gueye

Aston Villa's Idrissa Gueye is reportedly looking to join a Premier League club.

Arsenal's Francis Coquelin and Mesut Ozil in action with Aston Villa's Idrissa GueyeArsenal's Francis Coquelin and Mesut Ozil in action with Aston Villa's Idrissa Gueye

According to the Daily Mail, Aston Villa midfielder Idrissa Gueye wants to join a Premier League club despite interest from French side Marseille.

Gueye, 26, became a star in France with Lille, racking up more than 175 appearances before leaving the Ligue 1 outfit for a big move to Aston Villa last summer.

Stoke's Charlie Adam in action with Aston Villa's Idrissa GueyeStoke's Charlie Adam in action with Aston Villa's Idrissa Gueye

The Senegal international may have suffered relegation with Villa this season, but he was one of the very few players to come out of the campaign with some some sort of credit.

The midfielder racked up tackles and interceptions for Villa, earning some comparisons to Leicester City N'Golo Kante for his style of play - and now it's no surprise that he's attracting interest.

Aston Villa's Idrissa Gueye in action with Bournemouth's Lewis GrabbanAston Villa's Idrissa Gueye in action with Bournemouth's Lewis Grabban

The Daily Mail report that Marseille are keen to lure Gueye back to France this summer, having wanted to land him last summer before losing out to Villa.

However, the player himself has set his sights on an immediate return to the Premier League, rather than heading back to France or play in the Championship next season.

West Brom's Claudio Yacob in action with Aston Villa's Idrissa GueyeWest Brom's Claudio Yacob in action with Aston Villa's Idrissa Gueye

It's stated that Gueye has a £7.1m release clause in his contract, meaning Villa may not be able to put up too much of a fight if agent Mark McKay finds a Premier League club willing to sign him, even though he would surely be a key player for Villa in their bid for promotion next season.

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