With Bernard set to join Everton on Transfer Deadline Day, a Toffees are also operative on a late understanding to pierce in Andre Gomes from FC Barcelona.
The 25-year-old fell out of foster during a Nou Camp final season, creation 31 appearances in all competitions including 16 in La Liga, and could turn a second male to make a pierce to Goodison Park from a Catalan giants this summer after Lucas Digne .
Should a understanding for Gomes go through, he could be in line to make his Toffees entrance on Saturday divided during Wolverhampton Wanderers. But what can Everton fans design from a Barcelona man?
Who is he?
Andre Filipe Tavares Gomes is a 25-year-old Portuguese midfielder who plays for FC Barcelona.
Starting his comparison career with Benfica, he played for their ‘B’ side before violation into a initial organisation during a 2012/13 season.
Featuring irregularly during Benfica’s treble-winning debate a following year, Gomes spent a 2014/15 deteriorate on loan with Valencia and fast determined himself as one of their categorical players as he done 37 appearances during his entrance deteriorate during a Mestalla.
Joining a bar permanently, he tender adequate during a 2015/16 deteriorate to acquire a €55million pierce to Barcelona in Jul 2016, creation 47 appearances a following season.
He has given found initial organisation opportunities harder to come by following a appointment of conduct manager Ernesto Valverde and now looks set to pierce on.
The Portugal general also has 27 caps to his named and was a member of a patrol that won a European Championships in 2016.
Where can he play?
Predominantly a central-midfielder, Gomes has been utilized on possibly side in a past while he has also filled in as an puncture right-back.
However, he plays his best football by a center of a park.
What arrange of actor is he?
Standing during 6ft 2, Gomes is a actor who likes to get on a ball, play short, discerning passes and lay-offs and widespread a round around.
Despite his size, he’s not a normal holding midfielder, instead preferring to manipulate his trade a small serve adult a pitch.
Whoscored.com lists flitting as a 25-year-old’s categorical strength along with his ability to win aerial duels. However, rebellious is not one of his strengths with a midfielder disposed to diving in and committing fouls.
What’s he won?
Euro 2016! Gomes started all 3 of Portugal’s organisation games and their round-of-16 strife with Croatia before being forced off by injury.
Returning as a surrogate for their semi-final feat over Wales, a midfielder was left new as Portugal kick hosts France to be crowned European Champions.
Meanwhile during club-level, he featured during Benfica’s treble-winning deteriorate in 2013/14 as they carried a Primeira Liga, Taca de Portugal and Taca da Liga, while he was also a Europa League runner-up in 2013 and 2014.
Following his pierce to Barcelona, he helped emanate dual goals on his entrance as his new side carried a Supercopa de Espana.
Since then, he has won a Copa del Rey in both of his seasons during a Nou Camp as good as La Liga final year.
Will he be a good signing?
Available on loan, Gomes is really a play value holding for Everton.
The Toffees need midfielders and a Portuguese midfielder will fit compatriot Silva’s character of play during Goodison Park.
Still usually 25, his best years are still forward of him and while he might have found it tough during Barcelona, he did adequate during his time during Valencia for them to determine a €55million understanding for his services.
A Euro 2016 leader with Portugal, Gomes’ talent is complete and he boasts a series of winners’ medals to his name from his time with Benfica and Barcelona.
Looking to recover certainty during Everton after a integrate of forgettable seasons during a Nou Camp, Silva could be a ideal manager to assistance kickstart Gomes’ career behind into life.