Everton fans have been reacting to the news that Idrissa Gueye has torn a muscle, and they want 19 year-old Beni Baningime to replace him.
If there was one player Everton fans wouldn’t want to lose against the attacking flair of Manchester City and Liverpool, it’s Idrissa Gueye.
Gueye played the full 90 minutes against Stoke City last weekend, but Senegal boss Aliou Cisse claims the midfielder arrived on international duty with a muscle tear.
“My squad is almost complete, but Gana had a muscle tear when he came over,” he reportedly said. “I had wanted him to be in my team, but I think he will be out for three weeks.”
If Gueye is indeed out for three weeks, he will definitely miss the clash with Manchester City and could miss the derby against Liverpool the following weekend as well.
Morgan Schneiderlin is one of several Everton players to take a lot of flak from fans this season, and fans are now desperate for the Frenchman to be left on the sidelines to make room for 19 year-old Beni Baningime.
Baningime has impressed through the youth ranks at Everton and has had a few good performances for the first team as well. In three Europa League starts this season, the youngster averaged an incredible five tackles and two interceptions per game.
Everton fans are desperate for the young defensive midfielder to get his chance in light of Gueye’s injury, and have been sharing their thoughts on Twitter.
Some of the best reactions can be found below…
— tony (@tonyf_efc) March 22, 2018
Wish we had a manager who’d give Baningime a run out instead 🙈 nothing to lose so why not give him the experience?
— Jay Wilson (@JayWilson_1997) March 22, 2018
Baningime in for Gueye please.
— Toffee Analysis (@ToffeeAnalysis) March 22, 2018
Call up Baningime, please don't let Schneiderline near the pitch 😩
— Crisafi (@JonCrisafi) March 22, 2018
Well with Gana injured let's give Baningime another chance. Always impressed when given a go. Also good to see the young lads given a chance. #efc
— Paul – M – (@nsno1878) March 22, 2018
@SamCarroll0 Baningime for injured Gueye… all day for me
— Wave Club (@DannyJCart) March 22, 2018