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13:50  07 december  2018
13:50  07 december  2018 Source:

Silva confirms duo are to fit to play against Cardiff

Silva confirms duo are to fit to play against Cardiff Marco Silva has confirmed that Gylfi Sigurdsson and Andre Gomes are fit to play against Cardiff this weekend but has not revealed whether or not that they will start. Radio City News tweeted this from Silva’s press conference ahead of their home fixture against newly-promoted Cardiff City tomorrow: Twitter: #Gylfi and Gomes are both ok and they will play if I decide to give them the chance” #EFC (@RadioCityNews) Sigurdsson was injured when he clashed with Jorginho when they last played against Chelsea just before the international break. Gomes also picked up a knock in the same fixture. The injuries left the pair unable to feature for their countries during the international break, and it seems it has enabled them to rest and recover in time for their fixture this weekend. If he plays, Sigurdsson will be wanting to add to his impressive start to the Premier League campaign as he currently sits on five goals in 12 games, and also has two assists. Gomes, who signed on loan from Barcelona last summer, has only made four appearances for the club so far, all coming in the Premier League.

Marco Silva said Everton will make a concerted effort to sign André Gomes , on loan from Barcelona, on a permanent basis.

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Silva unsure of Gomes' Everton future © Provided by Goal Everton midfielder Andre Gomes

Andre Gomes has impressed since breaking into the Everton first team, but Marco Silva is unsure whether the Barcelona loanee will make his move permanent.

Having initially struggled with a hamstring injury after swapping Camp Nou for Goodison Park, Gomes has produced a string of solid displays in the heart of the Toffees' midfield.

He has featured seven times since late October, earning rave reviews from the Everton faithful for his composure, vision and range of passing.

Gomes is currently on a season-long loan from Barca but Silva says making the deal permanent is far from a simple process.

Marco Silva hoping Everton can sign Andre Gomes permanently

Marco Silva hoping Everton can sign Andre Gomes permanently Marco Silva is already eyeing up the possibility of bringing Andre Gomes to Everton on a permanent basis next season. The on-loan Barcelona midfielder has impressed during his short stint at Goodison Park, bringing great quality in the middle of the park. He is only contracted to be at Everton until next summer, but that may change if Barca agree to let him leave. Silva told the Liverpool Echo that there is no rush in terms of nailing Gomes down to a permanent deal, but hinted that he is keen to make it happen: “I think in the right moment we have to do something to achieve one player like Andre.” “We have time to do that. We are happy with him, he is enjoying the moment here and I don’t think it is a good moment to talk every week because it’s better they (Barcelona) forget about him a little bit about Andre!” “You go there in the right moment. Andre is enjoying his time but we don’t want to put this pressure of a decision on him. It is early.” “At the end of the season we will talk to the players and with the clubs and after then we will take the decision or not.” Gomes was arguably Everton’s star man in Saturday’s 1-0 win over Cardiff City, as Silva’s men jumped to sixth in the Premier League table. The 25-year-old will be a key figure when the Blues head to Anfield on Sunday for a much-anticipated Merseyside derby against Liverpool.

Marco Silva told Everton ’s England under-21 international Ademola Lookman that he must learn to fight for his place at a big club. Everton enjoyed a highly successful deadline day with Bernard, the Barcelona duo of Yerry Mina and André Gomes plus Kurt Zouma joining Silva ’s squad.

Everton sign Barcelona defender Yerry Mina for 30.25m euros (£27.19m) and Mina's team-mate Andre Gomes on loan, while also signing Bernard.

"I think at first, I agree, he is doing very well. But what is most important for me is the team and the squad, I think it is not fair just to talk about Andre," Silva told Sky Sports News.

"If Andre is doing well then he is helping our squad. He is getting better every time. Taking his responsibility in the squad is important for me as well.

"But if he is doing well it is because his team-mates are helping him since the first day.

"He's enjoyed his first two months but let's see what we can do. We are working on that [his future], I don't know if I have an answer in one week or two weeks.

"It is not something that it is in our hands. The best scenario to look at is it is not just in our hands as a club, not just in the hands of Andre, there is a third party as well. Barcelona are included, let's see when we can talk about the situation."

Barcelona 'waiting' for Everton's Gomes offer.
Barcelona are said to be waiting for an offer to arrive from Everton to sign Andre Gomes on a permanent basis. According to Mundo Deportivo, as cited on Sport Witness, Barcelona are aware of Everton’s intention to buy the player on a permanent basis. However, unfortunately for Everton, the player’s performances on Merseyside are likely to attract more interest before the end of the season. Everton are keen to wrap up a permanent deal for the Portuguese midfielder after the instant impact he has had since joining the club. A number of teams have been credited with an interest, with Barcelona now said to be holding out for an auction-style sale in the summer. With Everton not having an option to buy as part of the loan agreement and Gomes impressing in England, Barcelona would be able to hold out for big money at the end of the season.

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