Everton boss Marco Silva secured the loan signings of Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes and Chelsea centre-back Kurt Zouma during the summer transfer window.
Both have hit the ground running, even though the former couldn’t make his debut until two matchdays ago due to an injury.
As with most impressive loan signings, a permanent move is always being considered once things start to go as planned, and the idea of doing that with Gomes is already doing the rounds among the Everton faithful and press on social media.
Nevertheless, Toffees boss Marco Silva is taking his time and isn’t in any rush to make such decision just yet.
“First it’s really important for me to see how they are enjoying working here and playing in our shirt,” the Portuguese manager said when asked if he will sign Gomes permanently ahead of Brighton’s clash, as reported by ECHO.
“I think it’s really important for me, not just the new players but others as well, that our environment is good and we have a good attitude to work hard every day. You are talking about players coming from big clubs and asking how they are enjoying working here, enjoying all the moments I think is important for us.
“It reflects what we are trying to create here, a fantastic group spirit in our dressing room. We’ll see what will happen in the next months. You always pay attention to the situation and we have to decide in the future what we can do or not.”
While Gomes has been very promising in his outings against Crystal Palace and Manchester United, it is too early to conclude he will keep up the form going forward.
The Portugal international was a key player at Valencia before earning a move to Barcelona, but he struggled to impress at the Camp Nou, prompting the Catalans to sanction a temporary exit.
Given the quality and squad depth in the middle of the park at Barca, it is hard to see Gomes returning after his loan deal at Everton runs out.
Indeed, a permanent move to Goodison Park could be on the cards, and the 25-year-old will be looking to fully convince Silva.
From the look of things, the Everton boss likes what he has already seen of his countryman thus far, and a permanent deal could even be struck with Barcelona as early as January if things continue as it is.