In Focus: Tottenham target Andre Gomes would be a shrewd £20m addition

According to reports in the Daily Mail, Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly ready to resurrect a move for Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes, who could be available for around £20m according to The Sun, during the January transfer window.

What’s the word, then?

Well, the Daily Mail says that Gomes is expected to leave the Camp Nou in the New Year after finding first team football hard to come by under Barca boss Ernesto Valverde this term.

The Daily Mail says that the Portugal international came close to joining Spurs on the final day of the summer transfer window, but a move failed to materialise.

Meanwhile, The Sun adds that even though Gomes joined Barcelona from Valencia for £45m in the summer of 2016, he could be allowed to leave for around £20m or even on loan.

Why do Tottenham want Gomes?

Despite the fact that he has played just 110 minutes of first team football for Barcelona this season, the 24-year-old showed the qualities that he has in his 47 appearances in all competitions for the La  Liga giants last term.

The versatile Portugal international, who is capable of playing in a variety of midfield roles and has even featured at right-back for Barca, is comfortable in possession, strong in the air and is also able to carry the ball forward and take on his opponents.

Where would he fit in at Tottenham?

It’s difficult to say because as we mentioned previously, he is such a versatile player.

You would imagine that if Mauricio Pochettino did sign him in January though that he would provide some much-needed competition for Mousa Dembele, who has suffered from his fair share of injury problems over the last year or so, alongside Victor Wanyama in the middle of the park.

What’s the verdict, then?

Well, unless Tottenham suddenly face some competition from other clubs or choose to make a move for Everton’s Ross Barkley instead, it seems as though Andre Gomes is nailed on to make the move to north London in the New Year.

The 24-year-old would certainly boost the squad and some more quality to a team that will be hoping to not only compete for the Premier League title, but advance as far as they can in the Champions League in the second half of the campaign.