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Idrissa Gueye Senegal international joins Everton

Idrissa Gueye says he's very happy to be at Everton and excited to put on the Blue shirt to start the new season here," Gueye told Everton's website.

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Idrissa Gueye play Idrissa Gueye (Everton FC via Getty Images)

Everton have signed Senegal midfielder Idrissa Gueye on a four-year deal from second-tier Aston Villa, the Premier League club said on Tuesday.

The 26-year-old, who joined Villa from French side Lille last season, made 38 appearances for the Midlands team, who were relegated from England's top-flight last season.

Idrissa Gueye play Idrissa Gueye (Everton FC via Getty Images)

 

No financial details were disclosed but British media estimated the deal was worth about £7m.

"I am very happy to be here at Everton and I am very happy and excited to put on the Blue shirt to start the new season here," Gueye told Everton's website.

Idrissa Gueye play Everton FC via Getty Images (Everton FC via Getty Images)

 

"Everton is a big team with big players and great fans. I have played a season with Aston Villa which was a hard season but I think my style is good for the Premier League."

The Senegal international made 134 appearances for Lille, and helped the club win the Ligue 1 title in 2011.

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