Everton signed Andre Gomes on loan from Barcelona during the summer.
Injury meant that Gomes missed the early weeks of the 2018-19 campaign, before finally making his debut for the Toffees in their 2-0 win over Crystal Palace.
There will, of course, be tougher tests for Gomes, but the Portugal international was class personified in the middle of the park.
It might not have happened for Gomes at Barcelona, but there is no question that he is a super footballer, and Everton will be hoping to get the best out of him.
It would be fair to say that the Everton fans were impressed with Gomes’ debut, and now many have taken to Twitter to call on the club’s director of football Marcel Brands to sort out a permanent deal.
Gomes is surplus to requirements at Barcelona, and valued at £13.5m by Transfermarkt, would not break the bank for Everton.
Gomes will be looking to build on his display against Palace when Everton travel to Manchester United this weekend, and it will be very interesting to see how the midfielder performs, if he is indeed selected.
A selection of the Twitter reaction from the Everton fans can be seen below:
Sign him permanently
— Christian Gilbert?? (@EFC_Christian) October 23, 2018
Feel like he will be appreciated here. I don’t expect him to go back to Barcelona I feel like a permanent transfer to Everton will happen
— Jarlenciagas (@Mesofreshhh) October 23, 2018
If he plays like that for the rest of the season, we better permanently sign him.
— Cal Friedman (@friedman_cal) October 23, 2018
Stay forever @aftgomes
— Man Of Steel ?⚪️? (@scottpoole21) October 23, 2018
I was impressed with his performance. It felt like we might finally have replaced Arteta.
— Fergus Maximus (@fergus_maximus) October 23, 2018
He’s very similar on the ball to Arteta. Just needs to adapt to the pace and physicality of the premier league and he could be a very useful deep lying central midfielder.
— Lofty Taylor (@loftytaylor) October 23, 2018
Im sure we will get him permanently after his loan ends
— paul (@rob3rts1975) October 23, 2018
He played with class and calmness.
— Daniel Plantagenet (@DanielDanielyes) October 23, 2018
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