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Everton: Lampard can finally axe Andre Gomes

Everton are in need of big changes this summer following a disappointing season in the Premier League, and now a new update has emerged on the club’s transfer plans for one particular player.

What’s the latest?

According to Football Insider, Everton are planning to sell Andre Gomes this summer.

As per the report, Everton sources have told the publication that the club are willing to listen to offers for the midfielder over the transfer window, with the Toffees telling Gomes he is free to leave this summer as he will no longer be part of the plans at Goodison Park next season.

Klaassen 2.0

Farhad Moshiri has built quite the reputation for making transfer blunders over the years, and Gomes is definitely a player that has become one in a long list of ineffective signings.

Everton signed the Portuguese player for £22m back in 2019 and since then has made exactly 100 appearances scoring two goals and delivering seven assists over the last three years, and this season his string of poor performances seems to have sealed his fate on Merseyside.

The 28-year-old flop who was dubbed a “walking red card” by Greg O’Keeffe ranks 27th in the squad with a 6.35 SofaScore rating, and it’s not hard to see why when you look at his statistics in his 14 Premier League appearances this season.

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Everton's Richarlison celebrates scoring their first goal

Firstly, where did Everton finish in the Premier League?

Gomes delivered one assist, created no big chances, lost possession of the ball every 3.8 touches per game, lost the large majority of his ground and aerial duels combined (64%) and was dribbled past 1.7 times on average per game, proving that the midfielder was completely ineffective in his advanced midfield role this season.

To add insult to injury, the player is on a staggering £120k-per-week making him the joint highest-paid player in the team ahead of both Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison which is damning. Thus, Everton should be desperate to offload him due to their current financial worries.

The three-year tenure of Gomes reflects similarities to the signing of fellow attacking midfielder Davy Klaassen who also proved to be a rather useless signing for the Toffees.

Was Andre Gomes a waste of money?

Yes

Yes

No

No

He made just 16 appearances and contributed one assist before he was sold for £12m less than his £23.6m transfer fee just 12 months later.

With that being said, Lampard must do everything he can to finally axe Gomes to save millions on his wages over the last two years of his contract and reinvest the money by identifying players who can make a real impact on the team next season.

AND in other news: Everton currently plotting bid to sign “unstoppable” £20m ace, he’s Bolasie 2.0

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