Andre Gomes was one of Marco Silva’s exciting signings during the summer transfer window.
The Everton manager recruited a handful of players, but Gomes had to wait for his debut due to injury.
The 25-year-old, who joined the Toffees on a season-long loan deal from Barcelona, made his first appearance for the club in Sunday’s Premier League match against Crystal Palace at Goodison Park.
Gomes was named in the first XI and played 82 minutes before being substituted by Silva.
The midfielder looked rusty at times, but for the most part he impressed alongside Idrissa Gueye.
It took 87 minutes for the game to jump into life as substitutes Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Cenk Tosun scored to give Everton a late victory on home soil.
After the match, plenty of Everton fans hailed Gomes’s performance, but some are worried that if he plays too well over the course of the season it will lesser the club’s chance of signing him permanently.
Depressing that Gomes is on loan, however
— Rhys (@Rhys_EFC) October 21, 2018
If Gomes Continues to play like that We need to make that loan deal permanent. One game yes so we will see going forward but very impressive debut #EFC
— Jason Thorpe (@toffeeman71) October 21, 2018
Andre Gomes is the best!
— Morgan (@MorganEFC) October 21, 2018
3 in row for the blues boom boom : gomes looks a class act just what we need .
— The Vagrant (@VagrantEFC) October 21, 2018
Gomes going to be the real deal. Tough chance of signing him if he stays fit and performs as expected. Keane MOTM- header everything. Gueye, Zouma and Pickford good, too. Wouldn’t hate Lookman starting ahead of Walcott next week- he’s been poor for a while now #efc #EFCvCPFC
— TheBanksOfTheMersey (@MichaelEFC_1878) October 21, 2018
I’ll be really upset if we don’t buy Zouma and Gomes
— Sean (@SeanAndoEFC) October 21, 2018
Andrés Gomes looked like he’d been playing Premier League football for years. #EFC
— Pete (@TheRealPeteLaw) October 21, 2018
Andre Gomes is a bit good isn’t he
— Mills (@ConnorEFC18) October 21, 2018
Thought Gomes had a really good game for the first in the premier. Comfortable on the ball, good passer. Early days but could be the link in midfield we need. #efc
— CM (@COYB187811) October 21, 2018