Previously reported Wolves transfer target Idrissa Gueye shared the headlines with Lionel Messi last night, as the pair scored to give Paris Saint-Germain a 2-0 win over Manchester City in the Champions League.

Gueye’s opening goal a the Parc des Princes was actually his fourth already this season.

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Idrissa Gueye (Photo by Xavier Laine/Getty Images)

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The Senegal international is certainly in a rich vein of form right now, with the defensive side of his game also looking very impressive.

It hasn’t always been plain sailing for Gueye in Paris.

PSG were said to be considering selling the man they bought for £30 million (BBC Sport) last year. Le10 Sport claimed the club were working on offloading him.

But he stuck around, and is now very much in favour.

Last night against Manchester City he was superb.

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Idrissa Gueye (Photo by Matt McNulty – Manchester City/Manchester City FC via Getty Images)

According to Sofascore he completed 44/48 (92%) of his passes and won 7/11 duels. He also made five tackles and two clearances.

Giving him a team-high 8/10, GFFN said: “Everywhere. Repeatedly won the ball back in midfield areas and often aided his centre-backs in and around the box.


Gueye is now 32, but he does not appear to be feeling his age at all and watching last night, one couldn’t help but think how much he’d improve Wolves’ midfield.

Supposedly Wolves were tracking Gueye. Ultimately a move was never made.

Wolves may wish they’d pushed harder

Maybe Wolves should have pushed harder to sign Gueye when PSG were supposedly trying to sell him.

We are seeing now that he is still such an energetic, combative and effective player.

He also appears to have discovered a goalscoring side to his game.

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Idrissa Gueye (Photo by Paris Saint-Germain Football/PSG via Getty Images)

But his mobility and game intelligence are his most impressive traits. He really does read the game brilliantly.

Obviously he has previous experience playing in the Premier League with Everton and Aston Villa, so perhaps it was a bit of an oversight from Wolves.

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