Everton push to sign Idrissa Gueye after Abdoulaye Doucoure injury blow
Everton midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure has picked up a hamstring injury as the Toffees lost 2-1 against Aston Villa on Saturday (13 August) at Villa Park.
Doucoure has emerged as a key player under Lampard and his injury will come as a blow to the manager who is already without Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Ben Godfrey and Yerry Mina.
At the moment, it’s unclear about the severity of the injury. According to Liverpool Echo, efforts are being made to sign Idrissa Gueye from Paris Saint-Germain.
The Toffees are missing several key players already, and the injury to Doucoure will come as a huge blow to the club.
Last season, Doucoure missed a lot of games through a series of injuries, and he has once again picked up an issue here. This must be so frustrating for the manager.
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Let’s hope that his injury is not too serious and that he can recover quickly.
Doucoure, who was paired alongside Alex Iwobi for the second game in a row, was taken off during the first half.
Amadou Onana did really impress despite lacking match fitness due to his transfer from Lille. However, Allan and Andre Gomes was absent for this game with injuries.
Interestingly, Jean-Philippe Gbamin was fit but he wasn’t selected in the squad, which raises doubts over his long-term future at Everton.
In such a scenario, it has become a priority to sign a new midfielder, and Gueye would be terrific for the club.
While Lampard remained coy on Gueye when asked about the potential transfer, he knows the former Toffees midfielder can still be a vital force for his side, if he joins.