Andre Gomes’ future is set to be sorted in the next few days, according to Sport as Premier League clubs Everton and West Ham battle it out for the midfielder.
The 25-year-old spent the 2018/19 season on loan at Goodison Park so Everton may appeal more to him as he’s familiar with the manager’s demands.
The Portuguese midfielder had a decent season for the Toffees, his driving runs and ability to break the lines from central midfield was a great asset for the Toffees last season.
Gomes appeared 27 times for Everton in the Premier League during his loan spell in which he only scored the one goal and assisted once as well.
Things haven’t really worked out for the Portuguese star ever since his £49 million transfer to Barcelona from Valencia in 2016.
Gomes struggled during his two years at the Catalan club in which he was booed by club home fans on several occasions. There’s no doubt that he is a quality player when playing with confidence as shown during his last season at Valencia and also during Portugal’s title-winning Euro 2016 campaign.
Four reasons why West Ham must sign Gomes
Gomes has been capped 29 times for the Portugal national team and played a big role in their Euro 2016 campaign. He obviously has the quality to consistently perform in the Premier League.
Ready to go
Having already played for Everton last season, the 25-year-old midfielder should have no issues settling down in the Premier League.
Fits Pellegrini's playing style
The Portuguese international would fit nicely into Pellegrini’s philosophy as Gomes knows how to keep hold of the ball and how to break the lines as well.
Attracts other big players
A player of Gomes calibre would only help attract big stars to the Hammers as Pellegrini continues to build his squad.