LONDON: Everton have signed Senegal midfielder Idrissa Gueye on a four-year deal from second-tier Aston Villa, the Premier League club said on Tuesday. The 26-year-old, who joined Villa from French side Lille last season, made 38 appearances for the Midlands team, who were relegated from England's top-flight last season. No financial details were disclosed but British media estimated the deal was worth about seven million pounds. "I am very happy to be here at Everton and I am very happy and excited to put on the Blue shirt to start the new season here," Gueye told Everton's website. "Everton is a big team with big players and great fans. I have played a season with Aston Villa which was a hard season but I think my style is good for the Premier League." The Senegal international made 134 appearances for Lille, and helped the club win the Ligue 1 title in 2011.