Paul Merson delivered his verdict on the way forward for Andre Gomes this weekend, and he highlighted a tough fact that some Toffees followers might not need to settle for.
Everton fell to a humiliating defeat on Saturday, ending Fulham’s run of 9 consecutive defeats.
Tom Cairney and Ryan Babel every scored intelligent finishes from simply contained in the field within the second half, downing the Toffees 2-Zero at Craven Cottage.
Gomes has drawn some consideration for his reckless problem on Aleksandar Mitrovic, and Merson weighed in on the Barcelona loanee’s future when discussing the sport on Sky Sports activities’ flagship Soccer Saturday programme.
What’s he mentioned?
“I like him. There’s speak of Tottenham coming in for him for £30million. Once more, that is what occurs, you might have a few good video games and different groups take a look at the mortgage state of affairs and assume ‘Oh, he’s solely on mortgage, I’ll take him’. He’s a Tottenham participant,” he mentioned on Sky Sports activities, as reported by HITC.
Certainly, Spurs had been linked with a transfer for the Portuguese worldwide just lately; The Telegraph claimed the north Londoners are weighing a £30m bid.
Merson continued: “He’s there (at Everton) now and if he retains on getting the boldness, however he does get introduced off from time to time when he isn’t taking part in too properly. He’s not certainly one of them gamers who you area the group round. You don’t really feel that he’s the star man.”
Not a famous person
Gomes is a supremely technically gifted participant, and after his efficiency at Anfield many anticipated the on-loan Toffee to kick on and enhance even farther from week to week.
Sadly, now we have solely seen glimpses of his potential since then, barring the odd nice efficiency, and Merson’s final remark is a chilly arduous fact – Gomes shouldn’t be a participant you construct your group round.
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For too lengthy Everton have splashed massive cash on gamers who don’t reside as much as the expectations, and throwing £30m at a participant who has but to essentially put all of it collectively on a constant could be a monumental danger.
Gomes is a tidy midfielder, however at £30m he would eat into an enormous chunk of the summer season switch kitty and as Merson said, he isn’t the spine of an incredible facet.