Many Everton supporters have been reacting on social media to a report by the Liverpool Echo where they claimed the club had set an asking price for Idrissa Gana Gueye.
The 63-cap Senegal international was much sought-after by Paris Saint-Germain in the January window, but the would-be Ligue 1 champions at best offered us £26million come Deadline Day and saw their advances rejected.
Boss Marco Silva is keen for the same stance to be taken up this summer should PSG or anyone else come sniffing around for his midfield anchor, with reports of serious interest growing at Manchester United.
It is the Echo’s understanding, however, that the Red Devils are unlikely to firm up their intrigue into the 29-year-old midfielder’s availability, having learnt that we will demand a fee in excess of £35million.
The figure Blues chiefs have slapped on Gueye is thought to be too high for the Old Trafford natives to reach this year, considering his age and that he has three years remaining on a £70,000-a-week contract at Goodison Park.
When the £35million fee for in-demand Gueye was then shared on social media, here’s how some of the Goodison Park faithful reacted…
Is that the loan fee?
— PJS (@P_J_Escobar) May 24, 2019
No offence to United but we will be looking to finish above them next season ????????????
— Godders Godders (@paul17godfrey) May 24, 2019
35 Million ?? That’s NOT Enough !!
— The Toffeeman (@thaibrownie) May 24, 2019
Well they paid 50 mil for Fred. So the bidding starts there.
— Si (@sji_efc) May 24, 2019
I am interested in buying an Aston Martin but am not willing to pay more than £10k for it #efc
— Toffee Lover (@SaileshGekko) May 24, 2019
Rather lose him for free in the summer,
One of best in country
— Pete murphy (@ToffeeFella14) May 24, 2019
It’ll be higher than 35mill if it’s united. and let’s be honest they’re a mess
— Ged (@Ged_EFC1878) May 24, 2019
???????????????????? 35 mill you having a laugh. Try 50ish
— neil ferguson (@NFergs2306) May 24, 2019
???????? they paid £50 mill for Fred and 90 mill for lukaku if they want him they can pay the same
— dylan davies (@dylanjd14) May 24, 2019
I’m interested in buying a yacht but I’m also not willing to pay the price given by the person who owns it now
— Gabe [Lightly Redacted] Rosenberg (@Gaber205) May 24, 2019