Rumour has it that Gomes has been house hunting in the area amid further speculation that the Blues could conclude a transfer agreement with Barcelona.
The Portuguese has spent the season on loan at Goodison Park and has been a success alongside Idrissa Gueye in central midfield but there were no guarantees that Everton would be able to tie him down to a full-time contract.
Those doubts will remain as long as media outlets continue to push stories that Tottenham are ready to spend £30m (the amount it is believed Everton would have to pay Barça for his services) on stealing Gomes away this summer as The Telegraph are now reporting.
However, Gomes himself might have offered the biggest hint about his future with a cryptic tweet in reply to the Liverpool Echo when they publicised Phil Kirkbride's recent interview with him.
The midfielder simply put a signature emoji in his tweet, a possible nod that he is close to putting pen to paper on an Everton contract.
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1 Posted 06/04/2019 at 22:19:59
2 Posted 06/04/2019 at 22:49:09
We're approaching the pre transfer window speculation/manufactured stories period so expect more of this nonsense about Gomes, Richarlison, Bernard etc.
3 Posted 07/04/2019 at 01:07:56
4 Posted 07/04/2019 at 02:47:12
5 Posted 07/04/2019 at 07:40:36
£30m is a lot still for a player and could get us a lot of decent players some whod bring more goals or assists or tackles or athleticism. Or maybe all 4. I wonder how much Tielemans would cost, hes looked very impressive for Leicester in his short time there.
Dont get me wrong, Gomes is a good player and on his day a very useful asset. At 25 hes a good age though possibly the older end of Brands wishlist spectrum. Much will depend on the midfield blend that Silva wants and if Gueye insists on leaving which at 29 he might then we will certainly need some more pace around the middle.
I expect that Gomes wants to stay, after Barcelona getting football and being happy and appreciated is clearly a priority, he has those things here and may not want to risk losing them. And I suspect Silva, who has played him in nearly every match since his injury, will want to keep him.
If he performs more often like he did at West Ham then he will be an astute purchase but Id still like to see a bit more end product and consistency from someone who costs that much.
6 Posted 07/04/2019 at 08:19:25
7 Posted 07/04/2019 at 08:28:56
8 Posted 07/04/2019 at 09:00:37
If the Spurs rumours are true, lets hope we get him before our last match at their ground otherwise the site of that stadium may turn his head.
9 Posted 07/04/2019 at 09:08:40
10 Posted 07/04/2019 at 09:42:29
They have just opened a new ground that was massively over-budget... so, as well as interest to pay for, they will have to sell to buy to get anyone in. So forking out £30M would make Levy baulk.
11 Posted 07/04/2019 at 09:54:14
12 Posted 07/04/2019 at 10:14:29
13 Posted 07/04/2019 at 11:15:37
Younger? He's only 25. How much younger do you want? He's just coming into his prime years. He is exactly the type of player Everton should be buying, strong, skilful, a threat to any opposition and if the price of £30 million is true he would be a bargain.
Not to mention if he signs it will encourage the other players we want to keep to stay as well and maybe help other transfer targets to decide if they want to sign for us. Brands and Silva are building a strong squad so the club has to back him to the hilt.
We have to show that we can keep our top players for more than a season or two. Otherwise any progress we show in any season will always be stymied in the next one.
14 Posted 07/04/2019 at 12:07:25
One of the most skillful midfielders we've had in a long time, oozes class, and has the ability to make the game appear to move in slow motion while he collects and controls the ball before normal speed resumes.
I think some people need to take a reality check if they can't see how good he is.
Try watching other "lauded" midfielders, they don't rip up the prem EVERY game either.
That's before we hear from the "ah but his form dipped at such and such a time blah blah."
15 Posted 07/04/2019 at 12:17:40
16 Posted 07/04/2019 at 12:23:30
And he has beautiful hair :-)
17 Posted 07/04/2019 at 12:30:43
That Wolves player (?) its been recently announced, has now signed for them on a permanent basis.
How can that happen outside the transfer window, anyone know?
18 Posted 07/04/2019 at 13:38:36
19 Posted 07/04/2019 at 13:58:38
20 Posted 07/04/2019 at 14:09:52
21 Posted 07/04/2019 at 16:30:50
22 Posted 07/04/2019 at 16:50:40
23 Posted 07/04/2019 at 18:25:46
Colin Harvey was a brilliant player but couldn't hit a barn door from 5 yards! Even the goal he scored in the semi final, at Bolton was miss hit. lol
24 Posted 07/04/2019 at 18:39:54
25 Posted 07/04/2019 at 18:45:35
26 Posted 07/04/2019 at 19:42:35
Given his potential for improvement in this league, £50 million would not be too much – just don't tell Barcelona.
27 Posted 07/04/2019 at 21:55:55
28 Posted 08/04/2019 at 04:55:08
I was there when he scored that goal in 1970 and I, agree, he was a brilliant player but he scored very few goals.
His league record was 317 (3) appearances and 18 goals which equates to a shade over 2 goals a season.
29 Posted 08/04/2019 at 06:30:01
30 Posted 08/04/2019 at 07:26:31
31 Posted 08/04/2019 at 09:10:21
32 Posted 08/04/2019 at 09:24:42
33 Posted 08/04/2019 at 09:33:26
34 Posted 08/04/2019 at 09:33:50
The space he creates around him reminds me of Cantona sometimes, as does his vision with the ball. His decision making is sometimes incredible, as is his first time passing. I also love the way he knows he can hit a really firm pass to Digne because the left back has such fantastic control. In fact, in Gomes and Digne, we've managed to sign two world class players who haven't even hit their peak yet. I would make Gomes the absolute number one target for signing up in close season. And his beard is magnificent. A credit to the club, that beard and haircut.
35 Posted 08/04/2019 at 10:25:55
i.e. I am sure that if we look hard enough, we can always get someone.
The question is how much certainty that is, compared to what we already know of the player we are seeing.
Another way of evaluating the question, is comparing him to our recent purchases:
We paid almost 30 million for Bolaise?
We paid 50 million for Siggurdsson?
We paid 20 million for Walcott?
How do we compare Gomes to these players?
On his capabilities, it's clear that he won't beat the speed merchants in a footrace, but those with speed and skill, it's going to be difficult to locate them.
But he has demonstrated strength, ability to change the tempo, get stuck in etc.
The main thing I see him struggling during the past few months is when opponents converge on him, and he loses the ball.
After one season, I'm sure he's gonna get better in knowing how to channel those assets in the best way.
He looks to have the intelligence to adapt.
He knows that he's got a rocket of a shot, and the passing range. As long as the team continues to develop, I can imagine that goals and assists will start to be featured amongst his contributions.
36 Posted 08/04/2019 at 13:31:06
Best midfielder we've had for a very very long time, watching him live you can see how clever a footballer he is, makes space, can pass, can shoot (although not seen too much of that yet) can tackle and so strong with the ball at his feet not many get the better of him.
He's also brought a confidence out in others to pass to him even when he's being marked as they know his touch and strength with the ball in tight situations is a world away from any other midfielder we have or had!
The guy is a class above, £30m absolute steel at that price!!
37 Posted 08/04/2019 at 13:38:00
I firmly believe that Gomes can eventually become as good an all round player as Zinedine Zidane. He has the same physical attributes, football brain and all of the Frenchman's long range passing ability. £30? I would pay £130 million for him in a heartbeat. Mark my words, if we manage to sign him, in a couple of years time, Europe's elite will be knocking our door down to sign him.
38 Posted 08/04/2019 at 13:48:41
39 Posted 08/04/2019 at 14:15:30
What I really admire about him is his confidence in possession. He has snake hips, and manages to turn opposition players with ease. At his best he is able to manoeuvre the ball in tight spaces in a similar fashion to Xavi and Iniesta, and it makes it obvious why Barcelona fancied him.
The one area of his game that most worries me is he gives away too many cheap free-kicks. He also lacks a yard or two of pace. Hopefully his injury problems were just a blip and will not return to hamper him.
£30 million for Gomes last summer would have been a slight risk. Now that he has proved that he can be effective in the Premier League I think it would be good business for us.
40 Posted 08/04/2019 at 18:19:02
I understand he's only 25 and that is relatively young. However players like Richarlison or Lukaku (first time we got him) were only 21 years old. If you look at players like Odoi, Jaden Sancho I am talking about young dynamic players for 30M. Perhaps go after even Sessegnon once the season finishes.
41 Posted 09/04/2019 at 05:19:41
42 Posted 09/04/2019 at 12:15:43
I've said to fellow blues on numerous occasions that fees are irrelevant. It won't alter the price of your seat and the 'fat cats' in charge of the club will continue to gain weight.
We have squandered mega millions on rubbish over the years. Gomes is a class act, sheer quality. Sell off all of the dead wood (we have loads of it) for whatever we can get and get the cheque book out. Give Barcelona what they want. If we have genuine aims on getting to the highest level, it starts with signing Gomes.
43 Posted 09/04/2019 at 13:08:15
Probably one of the few in the league
I have serious man-crushes on him and Bernard right now
44 Posted 09/04/2019 at 13:20:44
45 Posted 09/04/2019 at 13:36:24
46 Posted 09/04/2019 at 13:41:30
Try 2.25 million, and that's Euro's mate!
47 Posted 09/04/2019 at 13:53:33
"the hairy one"
48 Posted 09/04/2019 at 14:09:35
He doesnt score many goals (something we definitely need to improve from MF) and he gets caught in possession in dangerous areas of the pitch.
I can understand why we'd want him but I also understand why Barca and their fans didnt want him.
The upside is he loves the club and the fans and currently his motivation is high and I believe that rubs off on the dressing room and he can certainly pick a pass out. For 30m he is worth the risk.
49 Posted 09/04/2019 at 14:15:11
He's a beautiful man lol!!
50 Posted 09/04/2019 at 14:26:33
51 Posted 09/04/2019 at 14:42:55
52 Posted 09/04/2019 at 14:48:47
How did everyone miss you slipping in Ian Wilson there? What a legend he was. Huge upgrade on old Sheedy.
53 Posted 09/04/2019 at 15:41:51
i am sure there are different reasons and I suppose the main one is the high competition within that particular squad and secondly they may just be inconsistent or impatient.
Gomes and Delboy are 2 such players that are clearly very talented and yet Barca sent both on loan to Goodison. The competition at the Neucamp is clearly top notch.
Gomes on his present form would be a real scoop for Everton at the right price but we all know, that now, a few other big money clubs will want him if Barca don't.
It goes without saying that Everton are carrying a lot of ''out of favor'' players and that a Spring sale is needed.
Vlasic clearly has talent too but couldn't force his way into a place at Goodison so it makes sense to sell him along with a few others.
54 Posted 09/04/2019 at 15:42:46
Evidently, Andre is a very talented player - no question. He displays many diverse skill sets. However, other than the last two games, he has been not just peripheral in many games, but even a liability. It led to him being dropped from the side at the start of this good run away to Cardiff.
I'm not being contrarian for the sake of it. I appreciate good footballers which Andre is. But as well as displaying good strength on the ball to turn away from players, he also gets caught on the ball in dangerous areas. As well as having good passing skills, he also badly misplaces or seriously overhits what should be simple passes.
All players do, I appreciate, but with Andre it is glaringly bad at times. He wasn't helped through our bad spell by being overplayed by Silva, but at the time Gana Gueye was being repeatedly criticized for being a 'limited footballer' (when in truth he was the one shining beacon in those dark days), few if any acknowledged the problem in our midfield was not Gueye, but Gomes, who contributed very, very little in tough times.
I can also appreciate that psychologically he was scarred from his Barcelona experience and we are now benefitting from him exorcizing those demons. But...what if those demons come back to haunt him again?
So I repeat, I'm with Sam on this one. I too would still like to see a bit more end product and consistency from Andre Gomes than he has displayed in his time at Everton (lovely hair or not) before being totally convinced by him.
55 Posted 09/04/2019 at 15:53:23
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