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Everton midfielder signs long-term deal until 2022

PICTURED: Idrissa Gueye

EVERTON MIDFIELDER Idrissa Gueye has signed a new long-term contract at the club until June 2022.

The Senegal international, 28, joined the Toffees from Aston Villa on a four-year deal in August 2016.

Since arriving at Goodison Park, he has scored three goals in 64 appearances.

He made 135 tackles last season - the most in the Premier League - as Everton finished seventh, and this season he is second with 85 behind Leicester's Wilfred Ndidi's 113.

Gueye has made 221 tackles in the Premier League since his Everton debut in August 2016 - 13 more than any other player in the competition.

"Everton is the right place for me and this is why I have signed my new deal," Gueye told the club's official website.

"I love the fans here. They have been great to me. They made it easy for me to sign this contract. "Of course, I spoke with my family and my agent, but the love of the fans was really important and this is a really good thing for me.

"I have enjoyed immensely my time so far at the club, I enjoy working with the manager, his staff and the players here and we are really determined to finish the season strongly."

Credit: BBC Sport

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