There is interest from Saudi Arabian clubs in Everton midfielder Andre Gomes.

According to the Daily Mail Transfer Confidential bulletin, French outfit Lille and some Saudi Arabian clubs are considering a move for Everton’s Andre Gomes this summer.

The Portuguese midfielder needs to move on from Goodison Park on a permanent basis this summer, having been an outcast there for some time. A return to Lille would make sense, as the 30-year-old rediscovered some good form whilst on loan with the Ligue 1 side last season.

Everton will be equally desperate to cash in on Gomes as they seek funds to bring in the additional attacking options that Sean Dyche’s squad is in need of. For that reason, the Merseyside club will be hoping that the interest from Saudi Arabia becomes more concrete.

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Andre Gomes’ parting gift

Plenty of Premier League clubs have benefitted from the free-spending Saudi Arabian Pro League this summer. The likes of Allan Saint-Maximin, Riyad Mahrez, Ruben Neves, and Kalidou Koulibaly, amongst others, have been moved on to the division in exchange for hefty fees.

This was particularly true in the case of Gomes’ compatriot Neves. The 26-year-old midfielder joined Al Hilal in a deal worth £47 million.

Everton wouldn’t expect such an enormous sum for Gomes, but a Saudi Pro League club could certainly better anything that Lille might be able to stump up for the player.

Whilst Gomes’ form in France might have seen him reintegrated into Dyche’s plans, if any kind of reasonable offer arrives for the 29-cap former Portugal international then the Toffees have to take it.

Gomes won’t be missed at Goodison Park. The likes of Amadou Onana, Abdoulaye Doucoure, and Idrissa Gueye sit comfortably ahead of him in the pecking order. He could provide a parting gift to the club though by generating a fee they can reinvest in a striker this summer.

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