Everton midfielder Idrissa Gueye was probably hoping for a relaxing day as he celebrated his 27th birthday on Tuesday, but he was bombarded with tweets urging him to sign a new contract.
The Senegal international has become a crucial member of Ronald Koeman’s team since his 2016 move from Aston Villa.
The midfielder has made 45 appearances for the Merseyside outfit, contributing two goals in the process.
On Monday, Bleacher Report’s football insider Dean Jones claimed that Gueye is expected to sign a new contract this week.
New Idrissa Gueye contract at Everton should be announced this week. Important to tie him up to deal, bigger clubs hovering
— Dean Jones (@DeanJonesBR) September 25, 2017
As the reporter claims, other clubs are said to be sniffing around following the midfielder’s consistently strong performances.
There has been no official word as yet, but some fans made it clear that they want the former midfielder to stay at Goodison Park.
Amid a barrage of birthday wishes, a handful of supporters called for Gueye to put pen to paper on a new and improved deal.
— EvertonViking (@EvertonViking) September 26, 2017
SIGN THE CONTRACT DRISSY https://t.co/3ol1CSXgxV
— LYKA (@lykadj) September 26, 2017
Announce new contract 😍
— Adam (@OhhWhatAGueye) September 26, 2017
— Rhys (@RhysEFC) September 26, 2017
@IGanaGueye to many more years as a Toffee, happy birthday bro!!!
— Sam O'Shea (@soshea23) September 26, 2017
reward him with a contract
— osian (@osiannnnnnnnnn) September 26, 2017
Sign da contract g @IGanaGueye
— James (@efcjames_) September 26, 2017
Ps please sign a new contract
— Jamie (@JamieNSNO) September 26, 2017