Carlo Ancelotti is not messing around in the ongoing summer transfer window. Everton are on the verge of completing a couple of high-profile signings and with them done, the Toffees’ squad will be looking better than ever ahead of the new 2019/20 Premier League season.
Of course, we are talking about the possibility of incorporating all three of Allan, James Rodriguez and Abdoulaye Doucoure in one single swoop. If the recent reports are to be believed, only the final steps are still left for all three of them officially becoming the newest Goodison Park arrivals.
And this, needless to say, is some exciting news for the fans. But apart from just improving the team on their own, Liverpool Echo reporter David Prentice believes they could help unlock Andre Gomes as well.
Here’s what he said on the Royal Blue Podcast, as quoted by Liverpool Echo: “If he fits into the same midfield as two players who are – not water carriers, I don’t want to call them that, because they’re more than that – but he can do what he does best which is play forward passes into dangerous areas and open up defences.
“He can create more. He didn’t do it often enough last season. When he first arrived at the football club we saw it a lot more. It’s a knock-on effect. When we talk about these players it’s not just about what they bring on the pitch, it’s about what they bring to the training pitch, and what effect they can have on people already at Everton.
“Hopefully we will see a better quality Andre Gomes next season. It just looks like a better-balanced unit. We don’t know how it will work yet and how he will fit those players in but it feels like we will see a better Andre Gomes. That excites me.”
Of course, even though everyone knows how talented and skilled Gomes is, the Portuguese midfield star hasn’t really been able to fully express himself at Everton.
But with the right players around him and a better unit offering him the necessary support, he could finally be unlocked and show his true colours.