PSG's Idrissa Gueye is a "great player" - Blaise Matuidi

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The Frenchman has praised the Senegalese midfielder who moved to Paris from the Premier League this summer

Blaise Matuidi has hailed Senegal's Idrissa Gueye as a great player.

The defensive midfielder left Everton this summer to join Paris Saint-Germain and has settled in seamlessly.

When Matuidi left PSG for Juventus in 2017, a void was left in the Parisians midfield, but the arrival of Gueye has filled it according to captain Thiago Silva. Matuidi finds such opinion from his ex-teammate as "flattering".

Speaking about Gueye on RMC Sports, Matuidi said: "Idrissa Gueye is a great player. We did not talk much about him before he was at PSG, but at Everton I saw him playing very big games, and when they recruited him, I was very happy for PSG.

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"Gueye will allow them to be more balanced and maintain the pressure during major games."

Gueye has been phenomenal for PSG this term, averaging three tackles and 2.3 interceptions per game. In his eight competitive outings so far, he has an average of 85 passes per match, with a high success rate of 91.5%

Thomas Tuchel's charges lead Ligue 1 with 21 points after nine games, two clear of Nantes. They also top Group A in the Champions League with a maximum six points from two games, after victories at home to Real Madrid and away at Galatasaray.

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