Andre Gomes struggled to get regular playing time at Barcelona, which is why the La Liga winners sanctioned his loan move to Everton before the start of this season.
Injuries have restricted the likeable midfielder from featuring regularly for Marco Silva’s side and he’s made four starts in the Premier League for the Merseyside club.
On Monday, it was announced the player wouldn’t be taking part in Portugal’s upcoming internationals because of concerns over his fitness.
There’s been suggestions the Toffees have contacted the Blaugrana to see if they can sign the former Valencia man on a permanent transfer.
Journalist Miguel Rico, writing for Mundo Deportivo, has an update on the report from the English media in today’s edition of the Catalan newspaper.
First it’s stated: ‘The Liverpool Echo has published that Everton, where Andre Gomes plays on loan, has called Barca to make effective the purchase of Portuguese.’
Rico then claims that Barcelona have ‘no news’ of such a proposal from the Premier League outfit for Gomes.
We’ve looked, and can’t find such a claim from The Echo. What Rico may be referring to is Marco Silva recently stating Everton asked for a permanent transfer in the summer and Barcelona wouldn’t even consider it.
That is a questionable statement, given the efforts Barca were making to find a new club for Gomes. Silva was probably trying to help the rebuilding of the midfielder’s confidence, and there’s absolutely no harm in that.
But it all seems to have been twisted by the time it’s reached Barca. Regardless, the Catalan newspaper insist there’s been no Everton approach to make things permanent.