Newcastle REJECTED in ambitious move for out of favour PSG star Idrissa Gueye with ex-Everton star left unsure over switch as Steve Bruce looks to bolster his squad on deadline day
Idrissa Gueye has opted to reject the chance to join Newcastle United on loan from Paris Saint-Germain despite initial positive talks.
The former Everton midfielder will be allowed to leave Paris but rejected the offer from Tyneside after being unsure about the move.
Gueye joined the Paris giants from Merseyside in the summer of 2019 for £30million.
Newcastle United have failed to sign PSG’s Idrissa Gueye on loan until the end of the season
Gueye (centre) is out of favour at PSG, finishing 90 minutes in the league once since October
Under then-manager Thomas Tuchel, Gueye’s PSG career got off to a phenomenal start, with the club winning all of his first eight games without conceding a single goal.
But things have stagnated for the 31-year-old this season. Gueye has made 16 Ligue 1 appearances for PSG so far but completed 90 minutes just once since October.
He came on for just nine minutes in PSG’s shock 3-2 defeat to Lorient on Sunday.
Gueye (R) made 108 appearances for Everton and was a fan favourite for his combative style
Gueye is well-versed in the Premier League having been a mainstay in the first-team when he was at Everton.
A favourite for his combative style and relentless running, the Senegalese international made 108 appearances for the Toffees.
Newcastle also remain keen on Arsenal’s Joe Willock also but a move for Leicester’s Hamza Choudhury looks to have fallen flat with Brendan Rodgers reluctant to let him leave.
Steve Bruce also attempted to sign Schalke defender Ozan Kabak on loan but the deal proved too expensive.