Everton boss addresses transfer rumours amid Spurs interest

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Dom Le Roy

According to a report in Sport, Tottenham have already agreed on personal terms with Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes ahead of transfer in the summer.

The Portuguese midfielder, who is currently on loan at Everton, has had a solid season and has become one of the Toffees’ most important players.

The 25-year-old was highly rated as a youngster at Valencia but failed to make an impression during his two seasons at Barcelona.

Spurs were also linked with a move for Gomes last summer ahead of his loan move to the Merseyside. He has revived his career this season, and shown glimpses of the form that he displayed earlier in his career.

Everton boss Marco Silva is also desperate to sign the midfielder on a permanent basis in the summer.

When asked about the speculation surrounding Gomes’ future, Silva said that his fellow Portuguese told him that he is yet to make up his mind about his future.

Speaking during the pre-match press conference ahead of Everton’s game against Spurs, Silva told Liverpool Echo, “The only feedback I’ve had until now is from Andre and what he’s said to me, because our relationship has been really honest since the first day.

“He hasn’t decided anything about his future, his agent also. That’s what I can say to you.

“We’ve already talked about not just him but Zouma also, and now it’s up to us to show that ambition.”

Silva remained hopeful that Gomes would repay the faith Everton showed in him last summer.

He added, “I’ll repeat what I’ve said over the last few months. Him and Zouma have been key players for us.

“They haven’t done anything alone, because all the other players have helped. They welcomed them and supported them, like we did as a technical staff.

“It was important for me to see, because maybe 10 months ago we were talking about believing in Andre and maybe other clubs didn’t in that moment.

“Of course we are talking about a fantastic footballer, I know that. We enjoy the moment and we enjoy his football also.”

Spurs Web Opinion

Based on Silva’s words it does seem like Gomes is weighing up his options in the summer, and there is no reason to think an offer from Spurs wouldn’t prove tempting for the 25-year-old.

While we at Spurs Web believe Tottenham can do better than Andre Gomes, if Pochettino believes the Portuguese midfielder will improve the team, then we fully back the club’s decision.

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