Everton are set to complete the double signing of James Garner from Manchester United and Idrissa Gueye from Paris Saint-Germain, according to Fabrizio Romano, writes the Goodison News.
Writing via his personal Twitter account on Wednesday (31 August), the Guardian journalist reported that with 32-year-old Gueye, contracts are being exchanged with PSG to secure the Senegal international’s return to Goodison Park.
As for 21-year-old Garner, it is understood that he’s going to cost Everton £15million but Manchester United have managed to include a buy-back clause in the deal.
Everton are set to sign James Garner and Idrissa Gueye, here we go and confirmed. Contracts are finally being exchanged with PSG. 🚨🔵 #EFC
Garner will cost around £15m with add-ons included — Man United will also have buy back clause in the deal. #MUFC
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 31, 2022
Everton’s busy end to the summer transfer window is really ramping up now with Frank Lampard completing a double deal for Garner and Gueye.
While we have reservations about Gueye returning to Goodison Park when he’s going to be turning 33 soon and has been at the centre of controversy in France, we are excited about Garner.
The England Under-21 international was vital in helping Nottingham Forest win promotion to the Premier League last season and seems to have a lot of potential.
He should be someone who stars for the Blues for years to come and the fact Man United have worked a buy-back clause into the agreement shows that they see a bright future for the ex-Forest loanee too.
Everton still have work to do after signing Garner and Gueye. Lampard’s midfield options are very over-stocked now so we should expect to see the likes of Andre Gomes and Tom Davies shifted out of Goodison Park.
Allan could also be on the list of potential outs with Lampard already signing Amadou Onana this summer to bolster his options while Alex Iwobi’s fine form in the middle continued with an assist against Leeds on Tuesday night in the 1-1 draw at Elland Road.