Mundo Deportivo say that the two clubs are in contact while reports in England have it that Tottenham Hotspur have abandoned any interest they may have had in the player as they pursue a deal for Giovani Lo Celso.
Arsenal have also been credited with interest in Gomes but those links have gone cold, as have suggestions that he could end up in Italy.
Barça are looking to recoup around £30m for the Portuguese international whose summer won't be disrupted by any Nations League participation but the report suggest that the Blues will try and negotiate that fee down.
The Spanish club are looking to get a deal done by 30th June.
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1 Posted 01/06/2019 at 16:31:13
2 Posted 01/06/2019 at 16:36:50
3 Posted 01/06/2019 at 17:02:33
4 Posted 01/06/2019 at 17:13:26
5 Posted 01/06/2019 at 17:20:18
Apparently Barca are considered to have had, by their standards, a disappointing season and there is demand for improvements, so they do need revenue from player sales, having failed to get to the CL Final.
I think he will become an Everton player but I hope they get him for a reasonable fee, and take all our deadwood as makeweight. :-)
6 Posted 01/06/2019 at 17:45:18
Maybe a full pre-season and all that kind of talk will do him wonders. It would need t.
7 Posted 01/06/2019 at 18:21:34
If he was costing £15-20m then I could certainly see the sense in it as a concession to continuity if nothing else. If Barca are asking for £30m+ then Id say there are more exciting, dynamic players out there. We need more goals from the middle of the park and Im not sure Gomes will provide them.
Silva clearly rates him highly though so I guess that will do for me.
8 Posted 01/06/2019 at 18:23:54
9 Posted 01/06/2019 at 18:30:28
Could be our midfield general for years to come.
Get him signed. - and see if Barça want to lend us Malcolm and someone like Aleñá for the season (with a set transfer fee option at the endend)
10 Posted 01/06/2019 at 18:34:57
11 Posted 01/06/2019 at 18:41:08
What I 100% agree with you on is a tendency to lack discipline. He got away a few times with not getting a red card for a naughty tackle and lucky not to give away a few pens.
However, I think we need him and will be chuffed if we sign him
12 Posted 01/06/2019 at 18:49:23
13 Posted 01/06/2019 at 18:59:18
14 Posted 01/06/2019 at 19:05:59
15 Posted 01/06/2019 at 19:27:36
In Gomes we would have something completely different to what we have in that position. I feel Zouma is more easily replaced. Gomes signing would be a statement. COYS
16 Posted 01/06/2019 at 19:28:50
17 Posted 01/06/2019 at 19:43:57
Give them what they want - seal the deal.
18 Posted 01/06/2019 at 19:44:19
The inconsistency, indiscipline, defensive listlessness and lack of goals and assists (cited by Sam and Andy) were some of the characteristics that got him run out of Barca, and I think it was just a matter of good fortune that he didn't cost us any goals or games with those stupid fouls. He did significantly improve in the defensive area as the season went on, but the problem won't go away entirely.
I consider him desirable... but replaceable.
19 Posted 01/06/2019 at 19:47:23
Arteta was a luxury player, who didn't track back, score enough goals, have a lot of pace, etc. Yet if a young Arteta was available for €40 million I wouldn't hesitate.
Apart from skill and composure Gomes has the unique ability to grab a game by the scruff of the neck and put teams on the back foot. How I loved him against Arsenal.
He also has a quiet leadership about him whereby players elevate their game when he elevates his.
Truth is Gomes is the player Arsenal are crying out for right now. Potentially he reminds me of Eriksen.
If Brands signs Gomes and five others of like for like capability then we might just have a team.
20 Posted 01/06/2019 at 19:58:52
Really, Jason? You were here 14 years ago when we signed Arteta? And you remember the comments?
Wouldn't be getting just a bit creative there, would ya?
21 Posted 01/06/2019 at 20:25:52
Yep. Believe it or not (like me) the internet has been around for a while. Not creative just honest.
I get it. You have reservations and your opinion which is valid. I have mine.
The boy's class.
22 Posted 01/06/2019 at 20:49:38
Presumably we have the exclusive right to make an offer at some predetermined point? If this is so, and say that right doesn't expire until 30th June, then Gomes can't be sold until we make an offer or July 1st, whichever comes first.
If Barca need a deal done before the end of June, this gives Marcel a powerful card and explains why there are now regular 'talks'/'information sharing'. We should win the deal. However, West Ham have made such bullish off-the-record quotes on their determination to sign Gomes, they will look very foolish to their own fans if they disappear without a whimper now.
23 Posted 01/06/2019 at 21:01:43
24 Posted 01/06/2019 at 21:24:54
Mundo Deportivo reported a couple of days ago that Everton have a non-mandatory option to buy. As they are effectively Barcas mouthpiece, they should be correct (and certainly were over Mina and Digne last year).
I'm assuming Marco sees a non-mandatory option as no option to buy, whereas for Marcel I'm wondering whether it is seen as a useful negotiating tool (in which case maybe this might drag on for a few weeks yet).
25 Posted 01/06/2019 at 22:05:56
As I remember it, people questioned why we were bringing in a Rangers reject on loan to replace a player good enough to go to Real Madrid.
26 Posted 01/06/2019 at 23:00:21
Not only is André Gomes absolute class, hes also the kind of foreign player who will get better and better as he adapts to the Premier League.
27 Posted 01/06/2019 at 23:15:15
It's going to be a very tough trading window for EFC.
28 Posted 01/06/2019 at 23:20:24
I was only a wee lad when we signed Arteta from Rangers, but I can imagine some of the negativity spouted on here. However, I was old enough to appreciate the elegance and grace he brought to us at his best. I remember one game against Newcastle at Goodison where he dictated the tempo from start to finish and we won 3-0.
Get this boy signed.
29 Posted 01/06/2019 at 23:27:39
I know we've discussed Gomes before, and I appreciate your thoughts, but a good way to look at it is Gomes would probably cost £25M, we paid around that type of money for Schneiderlin, and we would probably get £25M back for Schneiderlin plus Besic.
I'd take Gomes all day long, imo he is different to the players we have, plus he will show Davis another dimension.
Schneiderlin, Besic and McCarthy will most probably all leave, that means Gomes and Davies will probably have Baningime or another join up with them in the first team squad, this will shake up our midfield, and not cost us an awful lot of money.
30 Posted 01/06/2019 at 23:47:49
I'm 49 and saw Peter Reid in his pomp, so I accept I might have exacting standards, but if we don't sign André, I'll be able to live with that.
And before you ask 'Who should we sign?' — Well, I'm hoping Marcel Brands can solve that dilemma.
31 Posted 02/06/2019 at 03:59:35
In other words – patience, grasshoppers.
32 Posted 02/06/2019 at 07:28:05
I would just prefer someone a bit more dynamic, funnily enough I thought Sissoko was the best player on the pitch last night and would want someone like that, though he gets even less goals than Gomes!
Signing Gomes would be no disaster. But I just don't think he's quite as good as some others think.
I think we'd be quite lucky to get £25m for Besic and Schneiderlin but you'd hope it wouldn't be too far off that. The latter is an intriguing one and actually has better stats than Gomes for last season. If his wages were not so high, I'd say he's definitely worth keeping around.
33 Posted 02/06/2019 at 08:03:14
34 Posted 02/06/2019 at 09:32:12
35 Posted 02/06/2019 at 15:21:57
I believe we're paying too much for him, but I completely understand why we are signing him and willing to pay a bit more to get him on a permanent basis.
I'll be more excited when I start reading about us offloading more players!
36 Posted 02/06/2019 at 16:11:20
Gomes evidently has ability, as demonstrated by his MoTM performance at Anfield. He has 'moments' in games which excite. But for my money, he has a lot more moments when he is anonymous, or even a liability to the side.
Stability, feeling the 'lurve', may benefit him, his game and the team should he sign permanently. But I'm not as enamoured of him as many fellow Blues evidently are.
37 Posted 02/06/2019 at 16:17:04
38 Posted 03/06/2019 at 11:27:53
39 Posted 03/06/2019 at 13:25:35
I understand the slight misgivings of both Sam and Jay, but I do feel Gomes has that quality (still only shown on about 50% of his games with us) to elevate us.
What I like most isn't necessarily the assists or goals (which he does need to improve upon), but he is the type of midfielder who when he receives the ball, it always seems like he has more space, more control. He's the type of player who can control the tempo of a game. He has the physique and technical skills to be a complete midfielder, the combination of power and flair, which is why I disagree with those who compare him to Arteta.
With a season under his belt, the club being in a generally more stable situation, I feel he could really make strides next season. A midfield general who will make the side tick.
In Gueye, Gomes and Siggy I feel we have a top-6 midfield with all the boxes ticked.
40 Posted 03/06/2019 at 15:47:12
41 Posted 03/06/2019 at 16:08:05
Having said that, I'm not sure where we'd find better than him in his role. If Silva/Brands want a Gomes style player, then Gomes is the best we could possibly get right now. My only question is whether, if/when Gana goes, our style might change a bit?
Where's Steve Ferns when you need him?
42 Posted 03/06/2019 at 16:51:29
He's shown his class. He now has to increase his fitness which will improve his consistency. A lot of his mistakes came when he was tired and frustrated.
43 Posted 03/06/2019 at 16:55:25
44 Posted 03/06/2019 at 17:12:58
45 Posted 03/06/2019 at 21:01:21
No smoke without fire. Marcel get it sorted. Lose this one and you will be compared to Steve Walsh and Bill Kenwright for trying to get players on the cheap.
Marcel you have a perceived reputation to uphold? Lose Gomes to West Ham or any other high profile team and you will be hard pressed to repair your reputation.
Sign Gomes and I for one will rescind the above.
MC pull your finger out. I am pretty sure he will sign, but why do we fart arse about! Sort it!!!
46 Posted 03/06/2019 at 21:52:53
If this is a player that management want then we need not mess this up, otherwise we are going nowhere.
47 Posted 03/06/2019 at 22:04:31
48 Posted 03/06/2019 at 22:26:17
I'm not suggesting we drop Sigurdsson for him, but the platform of a Schneiderlin behind Gomes will bring out the best of him. It's essential we'd retain Gueye or another with lots of running as André and Morgan aren't the quickest.
49 Posted 03/06/2019 at 22:47:16
If Gomes has made it clear that he'll only sign for us then Barcelona will reluctantly lower their demands as they want to get rid. The player has the power. Brands has got this. Why is anyone doubting him?
50 Posted 03/06/2019 at 22:51:08
Consider this deal done, and focus on who else might come in.
51 Posted 03/06/2019 at 23:57:43
52 Posted 04/06/2019 at 00:18:47
53 Posted 04/06/2019 at 01:04:35
Not sure if Lyndon or Michael write this but from ToffeeWeb in May 2006 Arteta was player of the month and to quote ToffeeWeb “Few believed that a low-profile Spaniard, who had failed to cut it at Rangers, could fill the boots of Gravesen.”
54 Posted 04/06/2019 at 02:29:31
As for Gomes, he has, for most of his games, been the guy who makes the pass at the root of a move. His lack of assists and goals do not worry me. He's barely scored at all in his career. I definitely have a question mark about him without the ball and his overall mobility.
The pace of game has been difficult for him and as such when a player goes beyond him, his instinct is to foul and with it earn a card. He and Schniederlin are the same in that respect. If that tendency can be made good with a pre-season and adapting to England then good. The same was true of Arteta, he was as weak as a lamb when he first came in, loved a shirt pull when a player breezed beyond him. Howeve,r he learned to garner fouls rather than give the ball up, he adapted. Can Gomes?
55 Posted 04/06/2019 at 09:37:12
We're Everton, a mid table side at best, you have to remember where we lie in the pecking order and look at our best options accordingly. He's a very good footballer with a brain, unlike the majority of our signings in the last 20 years who have mostly been players with about as much footballing nouse as a teapot.
56 Posted 04/06/2019 at 09:55:49
There are alot of midfielders out there who we could get for around the £20m to £30m mark who performed as well or better than Gomes last season. Many of who are playing for smaller clubs than us. Of course none of them were playing for Everton so the risk is that they may not adjust to our team or even our league but to suggest there are no other options is plain fallacy.
FYI i do think that Gomes is a good player and am not set against signing him at all. But i do think there are weaknesses in his game and i do think there are other moer complete midfielders out there who might be worth looking at instead, especially if Barcelona think they can stiff us on the price (which i don't think they can as by all accounts Gomes has told them he want to come to us which is why Brands is just waiting for Barelona to realise they don't have the power in this negotiation and will have to sell him to us for closer to £20m than £30m)
57 Posted 04/06/2019 at 09:57:40
58 Posted 06/06/2019 at 08:31:23
59 Posted 14/06/2019 at 12:16:22
60 Posted 14/06/2019 at 12:52:35
I wonder why some of these deals are not at least started at an earlier stage especially with the Gomes situation.
The club, like the fans are fully aware that this lad can play a bit so why would they leave him up for grabs by other big clubs.
Barca are probably the reason why.
However, once that deal is made and hopefully he stays at Goodison then one would like to expect that Everton have other deals ready to be completed before the pre-season friendlies
61 Posted 14/06/2019 at 12:56:56
It is a pattern that has emerged many times throughout his career.
62 Posted 14/06/2019 at 13:10:55
63 Posted 14/06/2019 at 13:33:18
64 Posted 14/06/2019 at 14:39:20
The Barca supporters feel like him the same way most of us did about Schneiderlin last year and it was worrying to see his major drop off in form and confidence after the Derby.
Even when we got through that spell he was still not the player who first joined us and seemed to be caught on the ball a lot for example when we were winning at Spurs and he lost the ball and then stupidly committed a foul on the edge of our box which led to their goal.
I can only hope that a good preseason and a confidence building start to the season produces the "good" Gomes as opposed to the "bad" Gomes.
I am more concerned about finding a quality replacement for Zouma as most top teams will be looking for CBs in this window.
65 Posted 15/06/2019 at 23:49:56
Leave that to the people who are paid to do the job and the billionaire owner.
66 Posted 15/06/2019 at 23:59:25
67 Posted 17/06/2019 at 06:23:48
The same people have also said this is why they are glad to have "one of us" at the helm and may also be identified by the catch phrase, "Be careful what you wish for" and think NSNO = Not Someone Not our Own.
68 Posted 20/06/2019 at 13:46:20
69 Posted 20/06/2019 at 13:53:28
The fact that Moshiri is gradually increasing his stake is great news for me, it shows his commitment. If he puts a load of money physically into the club, then he makes the shareholders richer as their shares are worth more. However, if it's just him and the fan type shareholder's (ie one share each and the people Moshiri said he would never buy shares off) then pumping money into the club does not devalue his own shareholding or enrich anyone else's.
I do think Moshiri is committed to Everton by wanting the glory of running a successful club, but that he ultimately wants to sell it for a profit, and the only way to do that is with increased standing and a shiny new stadium.
So, whilst I share their fears, I do reassure myself that he does not seem the Randy Lerner or Ellis Short type.
70 Posted 20/06/2019 at 14:17:57
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