By Saikat Mandal

23rd Jun, 2022 | 7:40am

Journalist: Everton could sell Andre Gomes this summer

Everton could sell Andre Gomes in the summer transfer window, according to journalist Paul Brown.

The Daily Star journalist said to Give Me Sport that the Toffees would “snap a deal up” if they receive a good offer for the midfielder.

The Portuguese international started only seven games in the Premier League in the 2021-22 campaign.

Brown told Give Me Sport: “Gomes hasn’t really been the same player since he got injured. He’s definitely gone backwards since he came to Everton, and I think if the club could find a buyer there, they would snap it up, snap a deal up.”

Get rid

Gomes has become the shadow of the player he once was, especially during his early days at Valencia.

He has faced problems with injuries, and it’s fair to say that he has failed to live up to the expectations.

Sunday People reported via their print edition on 12 June (page 60) that the player could be sold by Frank Lampard to raise funds for new additions.

He was really poor last season, and rightly got criticised for his performances. On February 19, after the Toffees lost 2-0 at Southampton, ex-England and Nottingham Forest defender Garry Birtles brutally criticised him for giving away a “ridiculous” free-kick [Premier League World Feed].

Gomes has regressed and there’s little evidence to suggest that he can turn it around. He has to go.

Frank Lampard needs to sign players who can add creativity from the middle of the park. Gomes was signed for that purpose, but clearly, the transfer hasn’t worked for him.

He is a brilliant player, and hopefully, the club can sell him at a decent price.