Barcelona-owned midfielder Andre Gomes has certainly become a fan favourite on loan at Everton this season. Unfortunately, his qualities have been noticed by other teams in the Premier League. As reported by The Telegraph, Tottenham Hotspur are now ready to rival Everton for the signing of the Portuguese star this summer. They suggest that Daniel Levy is ready to sanction a £30 million move for the player this summer.
It would be a huge disappointment to Everton fans. Gomes has been, perhaps, Everton’s most successful loan signing since David Moyes brought in Steven Pienaar back in 2007.
He arrived from Borussia Dortmund and was excellent for Everton in the 2007-08 campaign, in which the Toffees finished fifth.
In fact, Pienaar can work as a warning to Gomes.
He eventually did join Everton permanently for a fee reported to be in the region of €4 million (£2 million at the time) by CNN.
However, he eventually did quit Everton for Tottenham Hotspur in 2011 with just six months left on his Goodison Park contract.
It proved to be a disaster. Pienaar sat around the fringes at Spurs and never truly settled. In the end, he returned to Everton just one year later.
Gomes might want to consider whether he wants to be the star attraction at Everton, or have to force his way into Mauricio Pochettino’s plans at Spurs.