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Hammers bid for Gomes turned down

| Sunday, 26 May 2019 30comments  |  Jump to last
West Ham United have reportedly joined the race to sign André Gomes from Barcelona by submitting a bid for the midfielder.

The Times report that the Hammers have offered £18m for Gomes as Everton wait for an indication from the player as to whether he wants to come back to Goodison Park on a permanent basis.

The Portuguese spent this past season on loan with the Blues and has made no secret of how much he enjoyed his time on Merseyside but Tottenham Hotspur are also said to be interested and they could offer Champions League football.

Sky Sports are reporting that the offer from the London Stadium has been knocked back by Barça.

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Paul Birmingham
1 Posted 26/05/2019 at 17:21:58
It's the time of year for such rumours but, with due respect to West Ham, I don't see Andres Gomes playing for West Ham.

Like many others on TW, it would be interesting to see what's happening behind my the scenes; hopefully, Marcel Brands is planning the deals which will be executed and transform the team next season.

We live in hope eternal.

David Pearl
2 Posted 26/05/2019 at 17:43:12
At least that gives us a platform to bid from. Silva apparently had a wish list so I'd hope we do most of our business early. That's include getting Sandro and Mirallas off the wage bill... wishful thinking.
Kieran Kinsella
3 Posted 26/05/2019 at 17:52:36
“Everton wait for an indication”. So, like the new stadium, we will sit on our hands and survey opinions for 5 years.
Shane Corcoran
4 Posted 26/05/2019 at 18:02:31
Kieran, are you suggesting that Everton are going to make a sneaky bid in 2024?

Step away from ToffeeWeb. It'll drive you mad.

Derek Knox
5 Posted 26/05/2019 at 18:05:26
David @ 2, I know it's rumour season and all that, but £18M sounds very low, as allegedly Spurs (again hearsay) were talking £25-30M. I reckon we will eventually get him for around £23M.

It's a pity we weren't talking about Zouma, because if it was a choice between the two, I think I'd rather have him, but wouldn't say no to Gomes either.

Jay Harris
6 Posted 26/05/2019 at 18:07:46
I don't know why Silva and/or Brands cant say point blank to Gomes "Do you want to be with us or not next season" and if so go do a deal with Barca.

The longer we wait the more the door opens for others to turn the players head.

FFS Everton just get on with it.

Mike Gaynes
7 Posted 26/05/2019 at 18:11:40
Paul's right, can't blame Hammers for getting their oar in, but no way he moves down the table to a side with no shot at the CL.
Sam Hoare
8 Posted 26/05/2019 at 18:18:27
Expect Barcelona to plant lots of ‘rival bids’ in the media gossip to drive the price up. They did the same with Mina.

Personally I hope we don’t pay over £25m for Gomes. He had a few cracking games and genuine ball skill has been missing for so long in our central midfielders that he has looked a revelation in moments but his end product and consistency are still unproven, to me at least.

Derek Knox
9 Posted 26/05/2019 at 22:03:39
Jay @ 6, I understand where you are coming from and I think we would all welcome that, but like with all things we only get fed snippets of information.

So basically we don't know where the hold up is, if there is one at all, is it Barca, is it us, or is it the player ? Or there may have been a Clause in his loan with a date attached to it, who knows? Somebody obviously does but we as fans, will be last to know!

Don Alexander
10 Posted 26/05/2019 at 23:24:30
I was born a scouser, courtesy of me ma and me dad. A Glaswegian, coming together (excuse the pun, ma) in our wonderful city when we were in the Second Division. Now, I love the city but I suggest the fact is that millionaire players directing their agents to find them their next cushy job probably stipulate that access to eateries, bars, clubs, shopping and talent of international renown is a pre-requisite.

The sad news is, folks, that our city, in terms of the desired attractions of millionaire young men, is about as attractive as Hilda Baker when compared to Raquel Welch (Google 'em, youngsters!) to a red-blooded male!


Michael Lynch
11 Posted 26/05/2019 at 23:39:28
To be fair, Don, Manchester is not much better and it manages to attract a few decent players. And of course, if you sign for Everton, there's no rule that you have to live within the L postcode – Cheshire and Manchester are easily within a day's horse-and-carriage ride these days.
Justin Doone
12 Posted 27/05/2019 at 00:41:45
West Ham just isn't believable. It's as believable as Everton going for £30m Bale.

But, to answer a few other questions, we can't talk directly to players. It's agents and other clubs' representatives that talk.

So I'm looking forward to cheering on AJ and Wilder but, in the meantime, I will be getting back on with my own priorities via Agent Bond and Inspector Gadget.

Derek Thomas
13 Posted 27/05/2019 at 01:23:17
Nothing will happen until the end of June, if then. We still won't sign a player now and pay him to sit on a beach all through summer.
Si Cooper
14 Posted 27/05/2019 at 02:44:06
Apart from domestic deals, it's going to be another 2 weeks before things can be made official anyway. I'd expect the likes of Gomes to wait until then, at least, to consider all his options so I'm mentally ‘hitting the snooze button' on major transfer news until June 10th.
Lee Brownlie
15 Posted 27/05/2019 at 03:35:27
I've been fretting a bit that Andre Gomes would jump ship for Spurs, but then at least we could see the reasons that might happen. What the considerations involved would be.

But West Ham?

C'mon.. Really?.. I mean, why the fuck would the player even consider what could only be seen as a step down???

John Hall
16 Posted 27/05/2019 at 10:24:00
Is Michael Owen still available for £17 mill? Still watching this sрace, Bill...
Brian Wilkinson
17 Posted 27/05/2019 at 16:34:45
Lee@23,Probs the same reason as Yarmalenko, they didn’t penny pinch and dither, just put a bid in then came back with an improved bid.
Dean Rolstone
18 Posted 27/05/2019 at 18:15:12
So West Ham have had an £18m bid for Andre Gomes turned down by Barca, but are desperate to sign him for next season at any cost. Surely we need to get our offer in and finalise the transfer before we're beaten to it by another Premier League team.

Si Smith
19 Posted 27/05/2019 at 19:49:08
Why the fuck is any team entering a bid for this lad? He should already be a fully signed up Everton player!

New owners, new manager... same old fucked-up business model.

Gomes must be signed up asap.

Terry White
20 Posted 27/05/2019 at 20:03:17
Si (#19) and others, look at Derek's post (#9) for reality.
Andy Meighan
21 Posted 27/05/2019 at 20:53:00

A Bit harsh on poor old Hilda I would have Raquel Welsh Now you're talking. To me the most beautiful woman EVER!! When I look at her, I'm sure I married a man.

Si Smith
22 Posted 28/05/2019 at 12:43:54
Terry, I hope your right. That said, I don't think you are!

Imo, we will lose out on Gomes and it will be a huge mistake.

Ray Roche
23 Posted 28/05/2019 at 13:08:03
Been on the brave pills again have you, Andy?
Rob Marsh
24 Posted 28/05/2019 at 22:26:27
Don Alexander, Michael Lynch & Andy Meighan,

Fair enough Raquel goes into the lead in the looks department, but after said night of passion will she do you a nice bacon, eggs and a cuppa tea next morning though?

I don't think so!

Lancashire lass Hilda suddenly surges into the lead, no contest!

Mike Gaynes
25 Posted 28/05/2019 at 22:39:50
Guys, don't give up hope. Raquel is single. And she looks phenomenal for 78.

Mike Gaynes
26 Posted 28/05/2019 at 22:44:35
Speaking of Barcelona, multiple media outlets report today that, if Valverde is fired, the leading candidates to take over as Barca manager are...

Roberto Martinez


Ronald Koeman.

Gawd almighty. Wait till Messi and Pique get a load of those two!!!

Tom Bowers
27 Posted 28/05/2019 at 22:59:42
Having seen the Barca performances decline in recent weeks it wouldn't surprise me to see them keep him.

If the Hammers have made a bid, why then have Everton not already made one?

Gomes has shown he can play a bit so surely Everton will make a decent effort to get him, especially if Gana is a goner.

Rob Marsh
28 Posted 28/05/2019 at 23:29:29
Mike #26,

Ironically, if Bobby Brown Shoes did find himself in the Nou Camp, he would no doubt be playing the same football he did at Goodison Park, but with a team capable of playing it this time.

He might actually run amuck and win all there is to win?

First of all, he has to get a grip on the arrogance of their players as displayed at Anfield: "We've got a three-goal headstart and we're Barca, so why don't you just surrender!"

Fair play to the dark side, they were having none of it.

Karl Masters
29 Posted 28/05/2019 at 23:31:32
Barcelona in for Unsworth.

Allardyce turned them down when they refused to let Sammy Lee be the team mascot.

Funny old game isn’t it?

Jay Harris
30 Posted 28/05/2019 at 23:56:01
IF were concerned about saving wages in June we could easily have a contract in place now starting July 1st.

I think the hold up is we are searching the market for who might be available to us, trying to unload the no-marks, and waiting for Moshiri's approval to proceed.

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