Tottenham Hotspur could launch a surprise attack on Premier League rivals Everton by hijacking the Merseyside outfit’s move for Andre Gomes, according to The Sun.
The Portuguese ace has had an impressive stint on loan with the Toffees from Barcelona, despite being a flop with his principal club.
The 25-year-old was a top star while plying his trade with La Liga outfits Valencia, which persuaded Barcelona into making a move for him a couple of seasons ago.
Gomes, meanwhile, was part of the Portugal squad that won Euro 2016, but his career with Barcelona went downhill as it never turned out as planned, and his two years with the Catalan club saw him register 46 league appearances with three goals and two assists.
Despite that, Everton secured the signing of the 25-year-old on a season-long loan in the summer of 2018 for a reported £2m loan fee.
Tottenham’s activity in the window since then has gone cold, but it seems as though they’re ready to reinforce in the summer, and the permanent signing of Gomes would be a great place to start for the north London outfit.
It remains to be seen whether this report bears fruit and also if Everton might be able to fend-off the North London club’s interest in the midfielder.
Regular first-team football with one of the top six Premier League clubs, however, with the opportunity to play Champions League football, might just be enough to tempt Gomes into joining Tottenham instead of Everton in the summer.