Ronald Koeman’s second summer signing: Everton set to announce midfielder deal – reports

“The Toffees have triggered a £7.1m release clause in Gueye’s contract”

Manager Ronald Koeman is desperate to secure a defensive midfielder capable of pressing the opposition and breaking up attacks.

Gareth Barry, James McCarthy, James McCarthy, Muhamed Besic and Darron Gibson represent Everton’s current crop of enforcers – but none can match Gueye’s exceptional work rate.

The Senegal ace joined for £9m from French outfit Lille, where he impressed and contributed to their unlikely Ligue 1 title victory in his breakthrough year.

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