Idrissa Gueye transfer: Al-Ahli preparing €2m bid for Everton midfielder

Everton midfielder Idrissa Gueye has been identified as a transfer target by Saudi Pro League club Al Ahli.

The 34-year-old Senegal international has one year left on his current deal with the Merseyside club.

According to our transfer market expert Ekrem Konur, the promoted side will open negotiations for the veteran midfielder with a €2 million bid this week, and could be interested in a deal for as much as €3 million.

Idrissa Gueye
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Idrissa Gueye a veteran of European football

Gueye is one of the most experienced players currently in Europe, having spent 14 seasons in the top flights in France and England.

He has featured for Lille, PSG, Aston Villa and Everton during this time.

In fact, he spent three seasons at Goodison Park before moving to Paris in 2019, and returned to Merseyside in a £2m deal at the start of last season.

He was also a key member of the Senegal squad that won the Africa Cup of Nations in 2022 and finished as runners-up in 2019.

Gueye has 102 caps for the Teranga Lions and has scored seven goals for the Senegal national team.

Having won the Saudi second tier last season, Al Ahli have been busy in the transfer market in preparation for the new Saudi Pro League season.

To date they have signed goalkeeper Benjamin Mendy from Chelsea, Riyad Mahrez from Manchester City and Roberto Firmino as a free agent from Liverpool.

They also appointed a new coach at the start of the season in German Matthias Jaissle, having parted ways with South African Pitso Mosimane two months ago.