By Declan Walsh

3rd Aug, 2022 | 7:40am

Everton to confirm Idrissa Gueye signing within days as transfer breaks the mould at Goodison Park

Everton are set to confirm the signing of Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Idrissa Gueye before they play Chelsea this weekend, according to iNews.

The news outlet reported on 2 August that the Blues have agreed a deal with PSG for the permanent re-signing of the 32-year-old, who is viewed as a “low risk” signing behind the scenes at Goodison Park.

It is understood that the former Evertonian will be officially welcomed back to Merseyside before the Toffees’ season-opener against Chelsea at Goodison on Saturday (6 August).

iNews adds that the signing of Gueye is a one-off for Everton as it “veers away from the club’s strategy of signing young, hungry players with a point to prove”.

Not good

Everton’s hierarchy might be happy with what is going to be a low-cost deal for Gueye but in all honesty, we don’t see how this improves the quality of the side.

Is Gueye a significant upgrade on Allan and Abdoulaye Doucoure?

Is he even that much better than Tom Davies these days?

He’s going to turn 33 next month and we’d much rather see someone else signed than a player who rules himself out of games because he refuses to show support for the LGBTQ+ community.

Everton are an inclusive club that doesn’t stand for discrimination so why are they happy to sign a player who shows his objection to major social issues in his absence?

What’s going to happen next season when rainbow armbands and laces are used? Is Lampard just going to be willing to let him sit on the sidelines?

It’s not a good signing from whichever angle you look at it.