One of the risks that comes with a loaned-in player performing at extremely high levels is another team noticing, and subsequently showing concrete interest. It’s well known at this point that both Marco Silva and Marcel Brands would like to sign Andre Gomes permanently, and quickly. Unfortunately, another contender has stepped into the frame.
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy will do everything he can to keep Pochettino and the club could provide Everton with competition to sign midfielder Andre Gomes from Barcelona.
Gomes is on a season-long loan at Everton, which they would like to make permanent in January, but the 25-year-old may wait to see what his options are in the summer when Tottenham would be interested.
Tottenham’s head scout Steve Hitchen attended the recent Merseyside derby, when it is understood he was watching Gomes.
Spurs rather famously did not make a single transfer over the summer window, and while Mauricio Pochettino has done a superb job keeping the campaign together, reinforcements are still necessary at Wembley if Tottenham are to keep pace in multiple competitions.
The London club have a big need in the center of the park, too, given that Victor Wanyama can’t stay off the training table, Mousa Dembele is aging quickly, and Harry Winks has not developed as expected.
The point is that Andre Gomes to Tottenham makes a lot of sense...for Spurs. Everton - justifiably - won’t go down without a fight, as Gomes has perhaps been the best player at the club since he returned from injury.
Additionally, Marcel Brands may feel that he has a leg up in any further negotiations with Barcelona, given that the deals for Yerry Mina and Lucas Digne were concluded with relatively little fanfare.
In the end, here’s what you need to know - Andre Gomes is staying at Everton, at least until summer 2019. A January move to Spurs or back to Barca is illogical, particularly given that the Blues would likely have to consent to an early loan termination.
Furthermore, while Everton will face competition for Gomes’ permanent signature (25 year old midfielders with this kind of quality don’t grow on trees), the Portuguese international has professed his love for playing at Goodison Park, and you can guarantee that Brands and Silva will be at the front of the line when the summer window opens.
Everton love Andre Gomes. Andre Gomes loves Everton. Everyone else, please see yourself out.