Lucas Digne reunion at Everton delights Idrissa Gueye

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The Senegal international is pleased with the addition of the 25-year-old defender to the Goodison Park outfit

Everton midfielder Idrissa Gueye is excited with the chance to reunite with his former teammate Lucas Digne.

Last week the 25-year-old joined the Toffees from Barcelona on a five-year deal for an initial fee of £18 million.

The pair played together in French Ligue 1 side Lille before the departure of Digne to Paris Saint-Germain in 2013.

Gueye, who has no doubt of the ability of the left-back, is confident that his addition will help strengthen the squad for the new season.

“I was excited as soon as I heard Lucas might be coming to Everton,” Gueye told club website.

“I know him very well from our time at Lille. He is a good young player and, hopefully, he will show what he can do in our team.

“He is a really strong left-back – his standout feature is the quality of his defending. It is tough to dribble past him. He is very good at one-on-one defending.

“He can go forward and be dangerous in attack but he gets back quickly. And his crossing is excellent.

“It lifts everybody to see players of this quality coming in and helps the team a lot.

“We want these types of players to help us achieve what we want this season. We are determined to improve on last year and the manager is strengthening the squad.”

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