Finally making his debut for Everton against Crystal Palace since joining on loan from Barcelona, the Portuguese midfielder has brought a breath of fresh air to Marco Silva’s midfield, even if he wasn’t able to stop his side from losing 2-1 to Manchester United on Sunday.
The much maligned 25-year-old has been praised by teammates and fans alike over the past couple of weeks, and there’s a hope this could be the start of something great, as the Toffees continue their drive to climb up the Premier League table.
However, and it’s a big one, there’s little chance of this going beyond this season, as Sport remind everyone there is no option to buy in the loan deal, and everyone, including André Gomes, is resigned to him returning to Barcelona at the end of the campaign.
The Portuguese midfielder is said to have ‘accepted’ this fact, but, being realistic, we doubt this means he has a future with the La Liga side.
The emergence of Arthur, who is quickly becoming a favourite at the Nou Camp, means Gomes will find it hard to break into a first team under a manager who clearly doesn’t believe in him enough to include him in his plans.
That suggests there’s still a chance Everton could sign André Gomes for next season, but there’s no guarantee, as negotiations would have to start from scratch and there will likely be competition, especially if he continues playing like he has done over the past two weeks.