Andre Gomes will leave Everton and join Fenerbahce on Friday after the Turkish club green-lighted a move for him, report Fotomac.
Writing on their official website (14 September), the Turkish news outlet report that the Portugal international has been green-lighted to leave Goodison Park in a deal before Friday’s deadline.
Everton are willing to accept around £4.3m for him to go, and talks have “intensified” after the Fenerbahce manager gave his okay for the deal.
“The yellow-dark blue team has intensified its contacts with Everton for the 30-year-old Portuguese midfielder and aims to sign him just a few hours before the transfer window closes.
“If there are no problems in the negotiations, Andre Gomes will become a Fenerbahce player on Friday.”
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It’s not a shock for any Everton fans for Gomes to be leaving the club, considering he left a year ago to join Lille on loan and hasn’t worn the blue shirt since.
His return to the club in the summer was expected because he hardly lit up Ligue 1 last season, but he barely featured in pre-season and isn’t part of the manager Sean Dyche’s plans going forward either.
With his current contract set to expire next summer in 2024, this is the last opportunity that the club have to cash in and earn some money from his transfer rather than losing him for free.
It can only be a good thing for the club to earn some money considering our current financial situation, and if he’s not going to play then it’s best for everyone that he goes.
With a deadline on Friday night, there isn’t much time for this to go through but all the expectations are that he will be heading to Turkey.
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