Andre Gomes can become a permanent Everton player as quickly as Wednesday, report Mundo Deportivo on Tuesday afternoon.
The midfielder spent last season on loan with the Premier League club and managed to win a lot of fans at Goodison Park.
He was also appreciated by the club’s management, with Marco Silva making it clear he wanted to keep the Barcelona owned player.
Everton have been tough in their stance with the Catalan club this summer, and haven’t been weakened by Barca’s efforts to get more money from them. Claims of a Tottenham move being close seemed an effort to pressure the Toffees, and West Ham reportedly offering more didn’t have an impact either.
That’s because Gomes has been strong in his desire to sign for Everton, and Mundo Deportivo report personal terms have already been agreed. The transfer fee is put at €25m, less than the €30m+ Barca were looking for.
They still try and present it as something of a win for Barcelona, saying they can show a net profit on their accounts because only €15.8m of the fee paid to Valencia is still to be amortised.
They state the transfer is ‘about to close’.