Andre Gomes has been criticised for his performance against Bolton Wanderers last night.

The Liverpool Echo showed the Everton midfielder a disappointing 5/10 rating following the Toffees’ goalless draw against Bolton Wanderers, slamming the midfielder for being ‘sloppy’ and ‘off the pace’.

Writing in last night’s player ratings, the Liverpool Echo’s Connor O’Neill said: ‘Sloppy in possession and caught out on a number of occasions during the 45 minutes he played. Looked a tad off the pace and certainly didn’t send the message he would have hoped to to Sean Dyche.’

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Gomes returned to Goodison Park this summer following a successful loan spell with Lille, where he contributed three goals and two assists in Ligue 1.

According to Foot Mercato, the French club were desperate to bring Gomes in permanently this summer but it is yet to advance any further than just rumours.

If the 29-year-old is going to remain on Merseyside next season then he will have to force his way back into Sean Dyche’s plans, however his performance against Bolton certainly hasn’t helped him out.

Everton may have to keep Andre Gomes despite his Bolton shocker

Andre Gomes could well be on his way out of Anfield after his poor display against Bolton Wanderers, however there is an argument for him to stay at the club.

Despite falling out of favour prior to his move to Lille, Gomes could be a useful addition to the first team next season.

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The cash-strapped Toffees are looking to bolster their midfield this summer following Tom Davies’ exit and their lack of funds means Gomes could be a good option.

The former Portugal international would also add a creative dimension to Everton’s midfield, with the likes of Abdoulaye Doucoure, Idrissa Gueye and Amadou Onana’s attacking stats not stacking up quite as well as Gomes’.

However, Everton will have to make a decision on Gomes’ future as he enters the final year of his contract. Do they want him to leave for free next summer?

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