According to the Liverpool Echo, Everton will face competition for Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes in this summer’s transfer window.
Gomes has spent the 2018-19 campaign on loan at Everton, having joined the club from the Spanish champions ahead of the start of the season.
The 25-year-old has been impressive for the Toffees this term and according to the Liverpool Echo, Marco Silva’s side are the favourites to sign him this summer.
However, the same report has said that the likes of Tottenham Hotspur, Roma and Inter Milan are closely monitoring developments.
It remains to be seen what plans Barcelona – eliminated from the Champions League after a 4-0 loss at Anfield on Tuesday night – have for the Portuguese this summer.
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Everton are seemingly well-placed to secure a deal, though, and the Merseyside club’s fans have been on social media offering their views on the latest developments.
A selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below:
Be very surprising if no one else was interested in him but very suspicious at this stage of lists of clubs in the papers which are probably dreamed up by agents .
— Paul Bargery (@BargeTours) May 7, 2019
@aftgomes please stay, choose us ??⚽️
— Laura Claire (@LadyLeddy) May 7, 2019
Barca tried all this with Mina. Think Gomes will be here next season.
— Roberto (@Givnan) May 7, 2019
Sign on June 1st Andre lad, sign it early that Saturday so we enjoy the weekend ?
— Alex Smith (@alexdsmiff) May 7, 2019
A player that needs happiness n comfort, which he knows he gets at Everton. Not sure he’ll want to disturb that, coz its brought out the best in him.
— Hywel Jones (@HywelJones2) May 7, 2019
Brands must work his magic to keep him
— Julie Wilson (@JulieWi45723552) May 7, 2019
lets hope so ?
— Jobe Nineteen (@ocoltd1) May 7, 2019