According to the Sun, Tottenham Hotspur are interested in signing Barcelona outcast Andre Gomes this summer. Newly-promoted Premier League outfit Wolverhampton Wanderers are also reportedly keen on the Barcelona midfielder.
Gomes, 24, arrived from Valencia in 2016 amidst a lot of fanfare but has failed to live up to the billing at the Camp Nou. The Portuguese has scored just three goals for Barcelona over the past two seasons and has played a bit-part role for the Catalan giants in their La Liga triumph this past campaign.
Lack of game time under Ernesto Valverde at Barcelona saw Gomes get axed from the Portugal squad for the World Cup 2018. However, the Spanish champions are now preparing a summer squad overhaul with up to eight stars set to be axed, including Gomes, reports the Sun.
Tottenham certainly need to bolster their central midfield options, with Mousa Dembele facing an uncertain future at North London. Despite Gomes’ struggles at Barcelona, Mauricio Pochettino should throw a lifeline at him as the 24-year-old still has a lot to offer at the very highest level.
If Gomes does want to develop and revive his stuttering career, there is no doubt that he needs to leave the Spanish giants this summer. At Tottenham, the Portuguese will get the platform to prove his ability and would also provide us with the depth we require in the midfield.
It will be interesting to see how much Barcelona demand for the 24-year-old midfielder, given that Wolves are also interested in him.
With rumours linking Andre Gomes to Spurs again, here is how our fans reacted on Twitter.
He is awful.
— Leon (@Midgets111) June 15, 2018
— Hussam 🏴 (@Hustot) June 15, 2018
— Sam Clements (@SamSamanthony16) June 15, 2018
this is absolutely horrible!!
— Sean Relph (@SeanRelph) June 16, 2018
Make it happen @SpursOfficial
— Adam Neville (@N3V1985) June 16, 2018
— Stian Berglund (@Duffe21) June 15, 2018
Would be a great signing if could pull this one off #COYS
— SpursJack (@spurs_jack) June 16, 2018
Please no 🙏🏿
— Freddie (@FreddieNx) June 15, 2018
— René van der Zalm (@ReneZalm) June 15, 2018
I don’t think any fan wants cheap or players for knocked down prices but even though I’m not a massive fan. Gotze for £16m and Andre Gomes for £15m seem bargains
— Little Bit of Yid (@ParkLane87) June 16, 2018
Andre Gomes dont even get in the Portuguese squad! Well fuck do i want a player who struggles in that weak ass position with poor competition for places.
— dAbSpUr (@dabspur1882) June 15, 2018