What is even going on at Everton right now?
It appears the season is devolving into a new level of utter shambles that we have yet to see in this club. Idrissa Gueye’s proposed transfer to Paris St. Germain has been on-again, off-again for a couple of weeks, and now it appears that manager Marco Silva has had enough and wants out if the midfielder will indeed be sold.
As reported by the pretty reliable French media outlet ‘Get French Football News’ (who cover Paris United, a premier source of PSG info), the Everton Board have decided that Gueye will be sold to maximize whatever value the club can get out of the 29-year-old, especially considering how desperate PSG are right now.
Breaking | Everton agreed in principle to sell Idrissa Gueye to PSG yesterday following a meeting, but manager Marco Silva has since threatened to resign if the deal goes through, according to Paris United. More follows.— Get French Football News (@GFFN) January 30, 2019
However, it also appears that this will be the straw that breaks the camel’s back for Silva, who has been adamant on one hand that he wants Gana to stay but has also said that he has not been sold yet because the Blues haven’t received a commensurate bid for his abilities.
Silva indicated last night after the win over Huddersfield Town that he had spoken to club officials immediately after the game and that there was no second bid in for the player, so if the GFFN news is accurate, it does appear that the club has decided they will indeed sell Gueye.
Now whether Director of Football Marcel Brands calls Silva’s bluff over this proposed transfer or not, it certainly seems that a rift is being created as we speak between the Portuguese manager and the club officials, something that he has picked up a bit of a reputation for in his short career so far.
Despite being majority shareowner Farhad Moshiri’s pick for the role, it certainly is starting to appear that Silva’s obstinacy with squad rotation and tactical changes is now carrying into his dealings with the Board.
Where this will lead to no one knows right now, but it certainly continues to show how poorly run Everton are currently behind the scenes, and the Toffees will remain a laughing stock of the game if this keeps up.