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SportSilva unsure of Gomes' Everton future

13:50  07 december  2018
13:50  07 december  2018 Source:   goal.com

Marco Silva admits Andre Gomes' future is out of Everton's hands

Marco Silva admits Andre Gomes' future is out of Everton's hands Everton manager Marco Silva admits Andre Gomes’ next move is “not something that it is in our hands”. Gomes has been excellent since joining on loan from Barcelona in the summer, bringing class and authority to the Blues’ midfield. There has been much talk about the Portuguese’s loan move becoming a permanent one in January – something everyone at Everton is keen to see. Speaking to Sky Sports, Silva admits it is Barcelona who will have the final say, urging Gomes to concentrate on his football for the time being: “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 teammates 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, I don’t know if I have 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.” Silva is preparing to host former club Watford on Monday night, as Everton look to continue what has been a largely positive opening four months to the season. Gomes will again be a key figure in the middle of the park, as he has been since arriving on Merseyside.

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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.

Silva believes it's 'normal' for other clubs to be interested in Gomes

Silva believes it's 'normal' for other clubs to be interested in Gomes Everton boss Marco Silva says it is “normal” for other clubs to be reportedly interested in signing their midfielder Andre Gomes, who is currently on a season-long loan from Spanish giants Barcelona, Sky Sports reports. Recent reports have suggested that fellow Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur are keen to rival the Toffees for the signing of Gomes on a permanent deal. Silva gave his thoughts on the reports: “I think zero [in terms of] how it will affect us. Nothing changes in our way of what’s in our mind as well.” “When you have good players in your squad, that means other clubs are looking at them as well. That’s normal in football.” “At the right moment, we’ll have time to talk about the situation and let’s see what we can do to keep him or not.” “My job is to work with the players we have, to give them the conditions to grow as a player.” “Of course, we’ll see what we can do to improve in the market, but our focus is on the next game.

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."

Everton think Gomes wants permanent Toffees stay.
Everton are hoping that Andre Gomes wants to complete a permanent transfer to Goodison Park in the summer. The Times reports that the club believes the player’s unhappy experience at the Nou Camp can convince him into remaining on Merseyside. After impressing at Valencia Gomes earned a move to the La Liga giants but the move did not go to plan. Reports have already claimed that Marcel Brands is working on a permanent transfer behind the scenes, but Everton may be forced into paying big money after Barcelona refused to insert an option to buy as part of the deal. Gomes has been a popular figure since arriving at the club in the summer. Despite initially struggling with injuries, the midfielder has been a key player in recent weeks. Another impressive showing against Liverpool in the Merseyside derby only endeared him further to the Everton faithful, with fans keen to keep hold of the Portuguese star.

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