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Everton enter race to sign Gomez

| Friday, 05 July 2019 35comments  |  Jump to last
Everton have emerged as late entrants in the chase to sign Maxi Gomez with a report from Spain claiming they have offered €40.5m for the striker.

The Uruguayan has by turns in the past week seemed destined to sign for Valencia and then West Ham but now Julio Insa of Radio Esport in the Spanish city has tweeted that the Blues are now in the running as well.

The Hammers' chances of landing Gomez appeared to be have been dealt a blow by Gomez's preference for Valencia over London which, if true, might harm Everton's prospects as well.

Gomez has been plying his trade at Celta Vigo for the past two years and has 30 league goals in 71 games.

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Sam Hoare
1 Posted 05/07/2019 at 20:28:56
This reeks of agents trying to drive up the price/wage offers to me. He’s a good player but I think if we’re serious about him we’d have bid earlier. Plus I’m not convinced he’s worth £40m.
Neil Thomas
2 Posted 05/07/2019 at 20:54:23
Bid £50m for Jesus, City are looking for another striker
Andrew Ellams
3 Posted 05/07/2019 at 21:08:24
Not sure there's much in this one but he's the right age and €40million doesn't get an A list striker these days.
John Hammond
4 Posted 05/07/2019 at 21:15:38
Funny because it's been reported that Gomez prefers London over Valencia. Some story about a swap for 3 Valencia players was agreed then cancelled just before their medicals. Sounds like a bit of a sh*t show. Strong and decent in the air but slow.
Neil Thomas
5 Posted 05/07/2019 at 21:16:22
Looks like he’s going to West Ham anyway
Phil (Kelsall) Roberts
6 Posted 05/07/2019 at 22:04:54
I thought - Am I in an alternative Universe? Has ToffeeWeb jumped back a few weeks. Do I need to clear my cookies? We signed Gomes a week ago after he was here on loan. We are only in the race to sign him? What!

Read the story, correct the spelling and Reeeeelaaaaaaaaaaax.

Peter Gorman
7 Posted 05/07/2019 at 23:03:01
Peter Gorman
8 Posted 05/07/2019 at 23:03:01
Now we've finally signed Gomez, why not go for his Gomes kid?
Jack Convery
9 Posted 06/07/2019 at 03:04:13
I want Morticia from the black and white TV show not Gomez !
Robert Leigh
10 Posted 06/07/2019 at 07:15:10
Agree with Neil #2 - we should try a cheeky bud for Jesus at Citeh.

He’s too good to be on their bench for another season and will be keen to play. Agent Richarlison - do your thing!

Shane Corcoran
11 Posted 06/07/2019 at 08:16:36
Peter, Foster or Paisley? Can't see either of them being a success.
Si Smith
12 Posted 06/07/2019 at 08:46:05
I'd take a punt on Gomez if I'm honest, I'd also loved to have seen us bid for Youri Tielemans before he was cemented at Leicester, would have been an absolute beast for us.

Tony Everan
13 Posted 06/07/2019 at 09:20:32
Sam #1 Sounds to me too like his agents are creating a bit of panic in West Ham and Valencia to drive his wage demands.
Bob Parrington
14 Posted 06/07/2019 at 10:14:25
Ha! Ha! This would be a commentators' nightmare, when Gomes passes to Gomez. With the half brain most of the commentators have, we could lay bets on a faux-pas.

Pity we don't have Coleman nowadays with his comments on the game between Brazil and Scotland (can't remember the year but I think it was in a Brazil World Cup game). I think it was Asa Hartford is all over the pitch, you could really say that Asa Hartford, the whole hearted player! Asa had sometime prior had a hole in the heart operation!

Jim Bennings
15 Posted 06/07/2019 at 12:14:24
This one has all the legs of a Rattlesnake.

It’s purely agents trying to hike up a bid from West Ham.

Steve Ferns
16 Posted 06/07/2019 at 12:48:15
Bob, Maxi Gomez is Uruguayan so I would presume Spanish pronunciation, ie Go-mez. Andre Gomes is Portuguese so has Portuguese pronunciation. The British commentators say it completely wrong. Like they do with Digne (actually pronounced like Dean as in Dixie). Andre Gomes has the emphasis on the GOM part and the second part is like “SSH”. So Gomssh not Gomez. Another Portuguese guy reckons you say it with a H as in Hom-sh. Not sure which is correct but the consensus is Gomssh.
Brian Williams
17 Posted 06/07/2019 at 13:18:43
Wrong thread I know but nowhere else to put it, and it IS transfer related.

Worrying message from big Kurt to the Chelsea supporters. Unless he's just making the right noises looks like he's happy to stay there.

David Pearl
18 Posted 06/07/2019 at 13:22:03
Gorrmish. According to a friend from Angola. Although I’m a bit hard of hearing, that’s what I got.
James Hughes
19 Posted 06/07/2019 at 13:28:38
As long as he doesn't turn out to be gormless I ain't fussed how it's pronounced.
Steve F your offering should be ok after a couple of pints :)
James Hughes
20 Posted 06/07/2019 at 13:28:39
As long as he doesn't turn out to be gormless I ain't fussed how it's pronounced.
Steve F your offering should be ok after a couple of pints :)
Tony Hill
21 Posted 06/07/2019 at 14:16:48
Brian @17, he's not going to be with us I'm afraid. We will find someone else who is better. Or use what we have.
Joe McMahon
22 Posted 06/07/2019 at 14:25:52
I've a feeling we will be starting the season with DCL up top, and Kurt will stay at Chelsea with Lampard. I'm concerned about the striker situation, as DCL played a part in most PL games last season and scored about 6 goals. Any team aiming for the Top 6 would address that.
Jim Bennings
23 Posted 06/07/2019 at 14:31:55

If that prediction is true then we can quite simply forget finishing any higher than 8th can’t we?

Let’s be realistic, even if we did capture Zouma which is not all that likely with each passing day, then it still wouldn’t be a good enough squad to challenge for the top 6 or 7.

Paul Birmingham
24 Posted 06/07/2019 at 14:52:08
I think this is media bull, But it’s that time of year and we are linked with many players.

I hope MB has a couple of strikers that are proven, in his briefcase.

The preseason is flying and twists of fate at Chelsea’s and it seems that we will be very lucky to get Zouma.

Hope eternal and let’s hope we can do more good business the next few weeks, to give the players some time to gel and bond.

Fran Mitchell
25 Posted 06/07/2019 at 16:35:02
Gomez seems a good player, not sure if he fits into the system ss desired by Silva, and it does seem like agent talk to try to drive up interest.

I suspect our target is currently on international leave, hence the delay.

Ray Said
26 Posted 06/07/2019 at 16:50:54
Some media talk of a bid for Diego Costa from Athletico Madrid. A hammer of a centre forward but, based on his past record, the sort of man who would fall out with the manager and half the dressing room by the end of the first week.
Fran Mitchell
27 Posted 06/07/2019 at 17:14:26
Costa hasn't been the player he was for a long time. He is now 30, and would command huge wages.

He is destined for Flamengo, or China, I would guess.

David Pearl
28 Posted 06/07/2019 at 17:30:44
I think Costa would be a great signing. It would make others look twice at us and our ambitions. It would give us a fear factor. That's if he'd fit in the system. Depends on his hunger l suppose. Doesn't fit the age profile who knows. We could even get him on loan.
Jim Bennings
29 Posted 06/07/2019 at 17:58:55
Costa won’t be coming to Everton!

He could have come on loan two years ago, he didn’t.

He’s a player at the peak of his career aged 30, there’s no way he’ll drop out of the Champions League, also we’d need an astronomical amount to pay his wages and transfer fee.

Dream on.

Ray Smith
30 Posted 06/07/2019 at 18:42:07
Can’t see it happening for all the reason outlined above.

He would ruin the dressing room and current team ethic in next to no time.

Other teams will wind him up, and red card would follow red card.

Very good footballer, but leave well alone IMO.

Paul Hewitt
31 Posted 06/07/2019 at 19:37:20
Would love to see us sign Costa. We have been to nice for far to long. Need a player with his temperament.
Derek Knox
32 Posted 06/07/2019 at 19:40:44
Brian @17, I saw that too, Traitor ! never wanted him anyway, nah, nah, nah, nah. :-)

Ray @ 26, if you don't mind my correcting you there, " the sort of man who would fall out with the manager and half the dressing room by the end of the first week ". I think the end of the first day would be more accurate!

David Greenwood
33 Posted 06/07/2019 at 19:49:48
Costa would be a great signing. Would love to see this happen. I don't think it will but you never know...
Ray Said
34 Posted 06/07/2019 at 21:16:18
Derek (32). Yes I stand corrected...first day it is mate!
Ray Smith
35 Posted 06/07/2019 at 23:34:02
Derek 32

Perhaps I’m going soft, but cannot disagree with your comment.

Hopefully Moshiri has been misquoted!

I thought Brands was in charge of comings and goings.

Media hype!!!!

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