Everton’s Idrissa Gana Gueye has admitted that PSG’s January interest in his services was a dream, and is hoping that the French champions reignite their interest in the summer transfer window.
PSG wanted to sign the Everton midfielder in January, although their £25 million bid fell well short of Everton’s valuation of the player, which is thought to be worth around £40m.
He ultimately stayed at Goodison Park, although the Senegal international has said that he is hoping the French side are still keen when the transfer window reopens.
“It is a dream that sadly did not come true. Every player works to join the best teams, to play in matches in the Champions League,” Gueye told L’Equipe.
“But I was honoured that PSG were interested in me. Now, I know that I am of interest to these types of clubs, I am ready to go to the final level to join a top European club.
“I am going to work even more so that they come back to me. Maybe it is not finished with PSG.”
The midfielder also admitted that he ‘pushed’ to quit Everton in the last window, although his club were unwilling to do business.
“PSG asked my leaders to find out how I could leave [for],” Gueye added. “But Everton put the brakes on right away. They did not want to sell me. I pushed.”
“I saw the directors to tell them of my desire to go to Paris, it was a golden opportunity, a huge challenge not to miss at 29 years old.”
Gueye has made 90 appearances for the Toffees, scoring four goals during his two-and-a-half season’s at the club.