PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Idrissa Gueye - The Senegal star sits second in the tackling statistics

PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Idrissa Gueye - The Senegal star sits second in the tackling statistics
Huddersfield Town's Christopher Schindler (left) and Everton's Idrissa Gueye battle for the ball

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Thursday Feb 22, 2018. 10:00

The English media has responded to the 28-year-old signing a new deal with Everton on Tuesday.

Gueye, who joined the English Premier League club from Aston Villa in 2016, signed a contract extension until 2022.

According to the Sun, the hard-working central midfielder will bank £75,000 a week for the next four and a half seasons

Another publication, Liverpool Echo focuses on the Gueye's contributions to Everton where he accumulated more tackles than any other player in the 2016/2017 season.

That is something the former Lille OSC defensive midfielder has near-replicated this campaign as he sits second in the tackling statistics.

Gueye’s was a key contributor to last season’s seventh-placed finish, accumulating a Premier League-best 135 tackles.

He had seven more than PFA Player of the Year N’Golo Kante, who helped Chelsea win the 2016/17 Premier League title.

Gueye and his Everton team-mates will face Watford FC in their next league game on Saturday.

The encounter will take place at the Vicarage Road in Watford, England.



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