It was confirmed yesterday that Everton had snapped up Andre Gomes from Barcelona in a deal worth £22 million (BBC).
The 25-year-old signed a five-year contract with the Toffees after impressing last season during his loan spell at Goodison Park.
Gomes failed to live up to expectations in the two seasons he spent at Barcelona but he managed to regain his form and confidence last season, where he made 27 Premier League appearances for Everton.
It was reported a few weeks ago that Tottenham had agreed on personal terms with the Portuguese midfielder and were poised to strike a £26 million deal with Barcelona (Daily Star).
Some Spurs fans on social media rued the fact that Spurs allowed Gomes to join Everton in a bargain deal, while others insisted that he wasn’t good enough to help the Lilywhites mount a title challenge.
Player. He’s a conductor that would be even better in a side that seeks to dominate the ball.
— Danny Wakeling (@DannyWakeling9) June 25, 2019
Nah he’s a top 6 player not aspiring league winner
— Mitch Hare (@mitchellinman86) June 25, 2019
Looks we’re getting n dombele instead!! Still need an ericksen replacement though!
— Chris Briggs (@briggsycoys1) June 25, 2019
Are these not the type of signings Spurs should / could make? Regardless not ready for Barca and a welcome permanent addition to the Prem
Andre Gomes: Everton sign Portugal midfielder from Barcelona for £22m – https://t.co/2z20cZff2g
— Koski (@JaykovJaykoski) June 25, 2019
Spurs Web Opinion
Given the fee being reported, it is clear that Everton had a free run at Gomes. If Tottenham had been in for him, the Portuguese international would have likely chosen Spurs since the club can offer him Champions League football. So while Gomes it a top player, we at Spurs Web believe that the likes of Ndombele and Lo Celso are a cut above the 25-year-old.
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