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The Toffees' skillful midfielder has been impressed by the former Strasbourg forward in pre-season training, and thinks the Frenchman could be just the player the side needs

Everton midfielder Mikel Arteta has backed striker Magaye Gueye to be a success at the club this season.

The 21-year-old Frenchman joined the Toffees in 2010 from Strasbourg and is viewed as a big prospect, and the Spaniard has backed the youngster to be a hit.

Speaking to the media ahead of his team's pre-season match against Philadelphia Union, Arteta said: "He looks good and he is the type of player you need as well. We need players who can unlock the door sometimes.

"Magaye has got a really good shot."

When asked about the upcoming season, Arteta replied: "There are still three weeks to go but we are all getting prepared very well.

"We are training hard and looking good."

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