It has finally happened. Andre Gomes is released from Barcelona’s shackles and has officially turned his initial loan spell into a permanent deal with the Toffees. The club and the player have both communicated as much to the public and the Portuguese star is now very much a Blue.
Even though his stay in the Catalan capital has been rough, Gomes has quickly become a true fan favourite at Goodison Park.
As soon as he shared this news on Instagram, numerous footballing stars replied with their best wishes and good luck messages.
His ex-teammates were actually the first ones to the scene as Samuel Umtiti and Denis Suarez both wished him all the best in the future and showed their support towards the Portuguese midfielder.
After them, there was a sea of other players, more or less known, who have done the same and have sent their best regards.
Gomes might have not been a hit at Barcelona but Everton seems like his true home already.
Two years at Barcelona were enough for everyone to notice that things were simply not working out so in 2018 he went on loan to the Toffees and making the stay permanent after such an impressive campaign was a no brainer.
So far, he has played 29 games for Everton, scoring once and assisting twice in the process.