Should Everton have cashed in on Idrissa Gueye interest?

Idrissa Gueye of Everton during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Everton at Wembley Stadium on January 13, 2018 in London, England.

Everton midfielder Idrissa Gueye has been linked with a move to PSG recently.

Idrissa Gueye of Everton during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Everton at Wembley Stadium on January 13, 2018 in London, England.

According to Foot Mercato, Everton have told PSG that they will not sell Idrissa Gueye, but they may be making a mistake by doing so.

PSG were reportedly prepared to pay big for Gueye, but Everton wanted to keep hold of the combative midfielder.

And while the Toffees’ resistance to selling is admirable, given their ambition to improve, cashing in on him may actually have been a smart option.

 

Gueye is unquestionably a talented player, but he does have his weak points.

And if Everton did receive a big fee for him, they may just have been able to upgrade him.

Idrissa Gueye of Everton during the Premier League match between Everton and AFC Bournemouth at Goodison Park on January 13, 2019 in Liverpool, England.

The likes of Abdoulaye Doucoure and Wilmar Barrios have both been linked with moves to Goodison Park, and either could have stepped in and performed Gueye’s role to a similar standard.

Barrios would almost certainly have come for a cheaper price than Everton could have raised for Gueye.

And Everton should have looked at taking advantage of PSG’s interest and cashed in on the midfielder while they had a chance.

Idrissa Gueye of Everton shoots and scores his side's second goal during the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and Everton at John Smith's Stadium on April 28, 2018 in...

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