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Millwall clinch deal for ex-Everton winger Magaye Gueye

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MAGAYE Gueye has become Millwall's fifth summer signing.

The Lions have agreed terms with the 24-year-old on a one-year contract with the option of a 12-month extension in the club's favour.

Boss Ian Holloway had been tight-lipped on his interest in the Frenchman in fear of alerting other clubs to his availability, with Bournemouth closely monitoring the situation.

Gueye did not feature in Millwall's 2-2 friendly draw with Stevenage last week, prompting fears from supporters that the attacker was no longer on trial with the club.

But the ex-France U21 international was actually at the Lions' training ground on the day of the game working on his fitness.

In his final season at Everton, Gueye made just one first-team appearance – so he will need several more weeks of conditioning before he can feature for the Lions.

Holloway also revealed that Gueye has been plagued by off-field issues in recent years.

Speaking a fortnight ago, he said: "I liked our conversation we had when he first came over but I didn't like how he played last year.

"Sometimes people have issued and problems with their families and unfortunately his off-field life affected him on the field."

Meanwhile, Millwall will not be offering a deal to trialist Martin Mutumba.

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

40 thoughts on “Millwall clinch deal for ex-Everton winger Magaye Gueye

  • July 25, 2014 at 11:09
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    Like the look of this lad!
    Decent signing

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  • July 25, 2014 at 11:14
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    Well done Lions.
    Right age,Ex Everton (they must have liked him) French U21,Senegal Olympics.
    Another Striker and we are ready for Leeds.

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  • July 25, 2014 at 11:14
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    Finally!A great piece of winger,with a lot of pace...

    COYL!!!

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  • July 25, 2014 at 11:15
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    There's stuff goin on now, looks like it,l be a good season if it all comes together. Hope timmy c comes in to top it off.

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  • July 25, 2014 at 11:19
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    Wonder if we will sign the other winger ( on trial) ?

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        • July 25, 2014 at 11:45
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          @Longfield Lion: Longfield you were so excited about his signing you did not read the whole article,
          Slapped wrist LOL.
          Is the longfield in your name the place near hartley,if it is i live a bit further up at New Ash Green.

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          • July 25, 2014 at 12:12
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            @jim1222: Yes guilty of not reading whole article.
            Yes live in sunny Longfield.lol.

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  • July 25, 2014 at 11:22
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    Seems to be a good signing, but not fit and will not feature in the side for a few weeks, didn't we have enough of that b-----ks last season?

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    • July 25, 2014 at 11:37
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      @Sealion: Sealion we should know by now IH says one thing , but means some thing else,lets see how things go as i can see the boy starting against leeds,IH speaks double dutch at times,also he says things to confuse every one, its his way.

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      • July 25, 2014 at 11:40
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        @jim1222: Also as long as IH get's it right on the day,i could not care less what he says and does.

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    • July 25, 2014 at 11:42
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      @Sealion: i read that it could be up to 2 months before he can play. This mainly due to family issues

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      • July 25, 2014 at 13:17
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        @Jim28: Carrying a lot of baggage can be more damaging than being unfit. Once your head is messed up then you can't play football and heads take a long time to get sorted. Anyway good luck to Marvin Gay and hope he turns out to be a real gem.

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  • July 25, 2014 at 11:33
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    This is fantastic news well done Ollie just one decent striker away now who i think will come from the loan market

    IOIT

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  • July 25, 2014 at 11:45
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    Yessssss!!! think this lad is going to be exactly what we need!! yes yes yes yesssss come on 'Wall!!!!!

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  • July 25, 2014 at 12:03
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    Who's Ollie kidding I heard he was one of the fittest players on the pitch argainst dartford.looks like a good signing. All we need now is Briggs & a decent striker.

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    • July 25, 2014 at 12:29
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      @block 28: My birthday today. All I want is a decent striker and Briggs. Thanks Ollie in anticipation.

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      • July 25, 2014 at 13:50
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        @NICKOLA: Happy bday Nick!!

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    • July 25, 2014 at 13:24
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      @block 28: block as i said to sealion,IH talks in riddles we just have to go along with him ,so long as it turns out good on the day.

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  • July 25, 2014 at 12:05
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    Really happy with how this squad is being put together.
    Welcome to Millwall Gueye.
    Be a good friend to our beloved Jimmy.
    Good luck.

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  • July 25, 2014 at 12:06
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    Not seen him in action but seems like a decent signing.

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  • July 25, 2014 at 12:39
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    All seems to be coming together rather nicely, wonder if, when we talked to Tim Cahill, Magaye’s name was mentioned and would Tim have spoken to him about us? Either way really pleased we got him and how we go into the season. Just a small point do you think we are slipping under the radar a bit, still second favourites to go down that after an eight win unbeaten run at the end of last year and a couple of well-judged friendly matches, I think we all agree a much stronger squad mentally, physically and better organised. Last year we were full of hope, Morrison coming back and a load of players coming in, this year we are hoping for just a ‘quite’ year but and a big BUT with a proven manager who has had half a season to get things his way, no one expecting much from us, except the team and us fans, we could just be the surprise package. After saying all that I would take a top half finish, beat the Anoraks with a Fuller hat trick cane Wolves at our place and remember the words to Rocking all over the world as I seemed to have forgot them in the last couple of seasons. Just to add my welcome to Magaye bet Jimmy’s happy as well and what about Jimmy scoring five goals this year?

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  • July 25, 2014 at 12:47
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    I'm happy we got him but I was just excited about the Swedish Ugandan , shame he wasn't up to scratch. Hope we offer Briggs a deal, and I'm afraid we won't be getting anymore strikers, Gregory and fuller will be main choices with Easter as backup. McDonald will feature a lot more this season IMO

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  • July 25, 2014 at 13:04
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    A bit of a pedigree and a good age but still a wait and see what we've got in my book. Still waiting for a real sit up and take notice signing, one that we all look at and see that the club really mean business this year.

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    • July 25, 2014 at 13:49
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      @lion.ie: Who do you have in mind as "real sit up and take notice signing"?? I cannot see the club spending £1mill on a player and that's what a big signing will cost.

      I believe we will do well with the current squad even if we didn't sign anyone else, the squad last season & the season before didn't have any confidence which Ollie is now giving these players to play good football and that alone will make us a hard team to beat.

      If we could sign Smith or Miller, with another very quick winger and Briggs then I think we will be in for a surprisingly good season.

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      • July 25, 2014 at 18:30
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        @Bradders: Not expecting us to spend big Bradders but I've been touting Patrick Bamford on here since before he went to MK Dons on loan for his first spell there. It would be a loan signing only, but even for a season his quality would guarantee us goals as he is only going to get better with experience. Not saying necessarily him but this type of loan signing is a win win for all parties and makes a statement that we can still attract this kind of developing Premiership player. Smith and Miller are two more shots in the dark in my own personal opinion. I don't share the blind faith optimism for this season I'm afraid, but I'm not too pessimistic either and see a season where we are hovering around middle and flirting with both ends of the table mainly down to the fact that Holloway can't seem to put a consistent season together as Manager. Get on the roller coaster and hold on tight! (-:@ COYL

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  • July 25, 2014 at 13:37
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    long season - no rush let martin and woolford do their bit for the first 10 games and Mag can come in when he is fully fit - nice option with Fred - need to see that total desire and commitment we didn't get with Feeney - it's what is in the head that matters

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  • July 25, 2014 at 13:42
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    I don't want a sit up and take notice player this year, I am more than happy with steady, slow progress.
    After last seasons first half of disappointment and a mad struggle to the end I'll take 15th place and up.
    Decent manager that brings organisation and a proper style/system (an actual game plan) carry on last years form start with a few wins, bring a few youngsters through as and when he sees fit.

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    • July 25, 2014 at 14:06
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      @br00ker: Great post and I completely agree! We have a manager who also gives the players confidence which was lacking last season and the season before, he is building the club not just a team which I haven't seen from a Millwall manager in a very very long time!

      I'm excited to see us actually playing football on the floor, none of that hoof crap, bringing through youngsters and having a few exciting players.... The Futures Bright, The Futures Blue & White!!

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  • July 25, 2014 at 13:51
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    Slowly but surely, this is great news to end a week of speculation, welcome to the great Lion's Magaye
    Bon Chance!

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  • July 25, 2014 at 15:22
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    I'm trying to get my head round the current size of our squad. Anyone counting? It's just that, just as happened last year, every time we make a signing people say "and we also need a striker/LB/CB/RB/ cover goalie etc"
    I think it's great that we've got Gueye in, and Gregory, and Fuller, and Webster, but we have no idea how it's all going to work out. New doesn't always mean better obviously. and that's why we have to trust the judgment of IH and his team.
    I think two significant signings he made last year have almost been forgotten about - Williams and Upson , both of whom I rate highly. So a side that has those two plus Nicky Bailey in midfield, with Scott Malone (still got so much potential to develop even further), Beevers, Webster and Edwards at the back, is not at all bad.
    Up front is where the questions remain: we didn't manage to land Messi or any other 'sit up and take notice' player so how do we get a previously non-scoring forward line to score. We have Gregory (quietly optimistic about), Macdonald (could do well), Gueye (let's hope . . .) Fuller (let's see), Woolford, Martin, Fred, Easter Marquis, and is it Pavey? But you can only play 3 of those. Now I'm not saying that these will set the world alight - we hope they will - but where would the likes of Smith go? And how do you keep your non-playing pros happy? Also our wage bill could become enormous and not sustainable on our gates. I do realise though that all teams need strength in depth unless they are lucky and avoid injuries (Burnley last season) and we do need decent cover for Forde!!!! Tricky business, football management, especially when there are real people and real money involved !

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    • July 25, 2014 at 15:31
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      @waterloolion: With you on most of that. Don't forget though that we released four. Feeney, Smith, Henry and Lowry. Also looks like Robinson and Shittu are going too.
      IMO the defence now looks good. Midfield also. Not got too much faith in Fuller playing 90 mins every game and Gregory needs someone like him to feed off. So I still think Ollie will sign a striker and possibly Briggs or similar as cover or starter at left back. That would make seven in and six out. Let's see if the support now does its job and turn up.

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      • July 25, 2014 at 16:09
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        @NICKOLA: That's true, and Trotter too of course. Yes we do need cover for left back, although whether Briggs is the one for that given what my Fulham mate says about his awful positioning sense we shall see (if he joins us). Centre back cover will probably involve shuffling people about, like Williams (which would be a shame), or Dunne, because apart from the youngsters I can't see we have much cover there. I'm still hopeful that Hoyte can come through and give us options at RB. But I'll say again - Bywater ?!?!?!

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  • July 25, 2014 at 15:40
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    I think the numbers will be creeping up this season, especially if we start brightly, that's why we have to get the home form sorted this season as a priority, we can work on away games and changes to formation on those days but we have to aim for 45 home points.

    How do people feel about a good cup run??

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  • July 25, 2014 at 16:12
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    havent we had a look at a LB from Villa?

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  • July 25, 2014 at 18:10
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    Can see a midfield of Martin, Gay, Upson & Bailey with Williams & Webster Central defence Malone, Edwardes alongside.
    Up from Fuller & Gregory?
    I'm probably nowhere near:)

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  • July 25, 2014 at 18:12
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    Sorry left out Macd just in front of Upson & Bailey.

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  • July 25, 2014 at 19:32
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    Good player I'm getting more and more happy with the way we are looking as a team can't wait for the Leeds game now only two weeks away COME ON YOU LIONS

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