Everton are prepared to sell Andre Gomes for as little as £5 million.
That’s according to TEAMtalk, who have reported that the Toffees are in advanced talks to offload the midfielder to Fenerbahce in the next couple of days.
Gomes joined Everton from Barcelona on loan in 2018, before making his move permanent for £22 million the following year.
The former Portuguese international sustained a serious ankle injury shortly after and was out of action for three months after undergoing surgery, before he failing to quite rediscover his form in his remaining time at Goodison Park.
The Everton outcast was sent to Lille on a season-long loan last season, where he really impressed with three goals and two assists in Ligue 1.
Gomes was originally expected to rejoin the French club permanently, but the Toffees were unable to sell him before their transfer window slammed shut.
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With the Turkish window still open until tomorrow, Everton are eager to get the £112,000-a-week star off their books. The report claims that Gomes is closing in on a move to Fenerbahce and could be sold for a whopping £17m less than what they paid for him four years ago.
The 30-year-old is in the final year of his contract on Merseyside and Everton are eager to sell him now to make some kind of fee and also shift his wages – which are said to be the highest of any player at the club – rather than letting him leave for free next summer.
Andre Gomes could still be useful for Everton, but his wages aren’t worth it
Everton are running out of time to sell ‘special’ Andre Gomes and need to tie down his exit before tomorrow night.
They are clearly desperate to get rid of him if they are prepared to only make £5m back on his exit, though would it be the end of the world if he was to stay?
Gomes is arguably one of Everton’s most creative and talented midfielders on his day, though fans just haven’t seen one of his ‘days’ in a while.
He could definitely add something different to their midfield and Dyche would definitely have to look at reintegrating him back into the squad if they fail to sell him.
However, his huge salary makes it not even really worth considering. It’s a huge risk to keep him and continue splashing out over £100k-a-week on him.
His time at Goodison Park was up a while ago and Everton need to work their socks off to get the deal over the line before tomorrow.