Everton fans react on Twitter after signing midfielder Idrissa Gueye from Aston Villa

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

Everton have snapped up midfielder Idrissa Gueye from Aston Villa.

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

Everton have confirmed the signing of midfielder Idrissa Gueye this evening, with the Aston Villa ace penning a four-year deal at Goodison Park.

The Toffees had made just one senior signing before today, with goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg joining from Fulham, but have now swooped to land Gueye.

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

Gueye, 26, joined Villa from Lille last summer, and whilst Villa suffered relegation to the Championship, he was one of the few players to come out of the campaign with major credit.

The Senegal international offered energy in the middle of the park, whilst his stats in terms of tackling and interceptions ranked up with N'Golo Kante, who just earned a huge move from Leicester City to Chelsea.

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

Gueye joins Everton for a fraction of the cost of Kante's move, and will now compete with the likes of Gareth Barry, James McCarthy and Muhamed Besic for a place in Ronald Koeman's midfield.

Villa fans appear to be split on Gueye's move away from the club, and Everton supporters have been taking to Twitter this evening to offer their thoughts on the deal.

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

Fans largely think that Gueye will be a good signing, and point out that sometimes it's about finding bargains in the transfer market rather than splashing the cash - something new director of football Steve Walsh will be focused on this summer.

Supporters pointed out his stats from last season, and believe Gueye will bring energy and dynamism to the middle of the park, which Everton have lacked in recent years.

What do you think about Gueye's move to Everton?

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