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.
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 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.”
Everton open their 2018-19 season with a tie against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday and both players are likely to be on parade.