It is no secret that Paris Saint-Germain want to replace Adrien Rabiot with Everton’s Idrissa Gueye this January and their intentions are expected to strengthen with Marco Veratti picking up an ankle sprain in the 9-0 thrashing of Guingamp on Saturday.
Marco Sila is obviously hesitant on letting go of his defensive midfielder who has made the most number of tackles in the Premier League this season (51). The Toffees manager told the press, “I think he heard and I think he read. It is something, I can tell you, that I spoke with him about, for him to be focused on his job.”
“He is a worker, as you know, he is a very good professional and I hope this thing will not disturb him and disturb his focus because he is an important player for us in our squad and our XI.”
“I hope it does not disturb him and make his focus a little different than normal because we need him at the level he is playing. Everyone is talking about him because he is doing well, he is improving to a different level last season, he is enjoying what he is doing, he is enjoying every session here at Finch Farm but I hope the things people are talking about don’t disturb him.”
Two-thirds of the January window is already over with PSG yet to find a replacement for their departing midfielder. While the club is still miles ahead of the rest at the peak of the Ligue 1, they might need more valuable pieces to compete in the UEFA Champions League.
One can expect the Parisians to push harder for Gueye with previous reports claiming a bid of £40m have already been offered to the Merseyside outfit.