Former Lyon and Lille midfielder Benoit Pedretti has backed Everton midfielder Idrissa Gueye to return to France, describing a speculated switch to PSG as ‘a very good move’.
The Senegal international has emerged as a transfer target for the Paris outfit this month with Adrien Rabiot set to leave when his contract expires at the end of the season.
Gueye has established himself as a mainstay in Everton’s squad since his arrival from Aston Villa in 2016 and has featured in 20 league games across all competitions this season
1 - Idrissa Gueye 🇸🇳 in the Premier League 🇬🇧 since his arrival at Everton in 2016/17 :— OptaJean (@OptaJean) January 14, 2019
238 tackles won - 1st
189 interceptions - 2nd
667 recoveries - 3rd
“It's a very good move for Paris as well”, Pedretti told Eurosport France.
“In a team, you need water carriers and it's not negative when I say it. And he is an exceptional water carrier.
“He has the right mentality. He does not talk much, but he is willing to do the dirty work for the team.
“He has the quality to play in
“In addition to all that, he is fit and everything is therefore positive for his arrival.”