By Declan Walsh

31st Jul, 2022 | 7:40pm

Everton are in talks over the “final formula” to re-sign midfielder Isrissa Gueye from Paris Saint-Germain, according to Fabrizio Romano.

Writing via his personal Twitter account on Sunday (31 July), the Guardian journalist reported that PSG could be saying goodbye to two former Merseyside players as ex-Liverpool midfielder Gini Wijnaldum is wanted by Roma.

It is understood that Roma need a “green light” from PSG to sign the Dutchman while Everton continue discussions over a deal for 32-year-old Gueye.

Desperation

Frank Lampard really needs to add to his midfield before the summer transfer window closes but a move to re-sign Gueye smacks of desperation.

The former Evertonian was in and out of PSG’s first-team squad last season but that doesn’t mean he’s someone who we should be pushing the boat out to sign.

Gueye will celebrate his 33rd birthday in September so he wouldn’t be a long-term signing at Goodison Park.

He also caused huge controversy earlier this year with The Athletic reporting on 20 May that the Senegalese midfielder missed PSG’s match against Montpellier after players were asked to wear shirts with rainbow numbers in support of the LGBT+ community.

French football authorities have been on Gueye’s tail over the controversy and Everton shouldn’t really be getting anywhere near this guy.

We’ve already had major issues at Goodison Park due to the club pursuing Stake.com as their main sponsor for the 2022/23 season despite the club saying they were going to move away from striking deals with betting firms.

And now they’re looking to sign a player who’s facing allegations of homophobia.

What happens when Premier League clubs show their support for the LGBTQ+ community? Is Gueye just going to be left out of the squad?

Get this in the bin, Everton.