Marco Silva pushes Eveton to permanently sign Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes

Everton boss Marco Silva is pushing the club to sign midfielder Andre Gomes from Barcelona in a permanent deal this summer.

The Merseyside club paid a season-long loan fee of €2.5m to land the Portuguese international but do not exercise an option to sign the midfielder permanently.

Everton want to sign the central midfielder in a permanent deal worth €25m and while the Blaugrana are said to be open to this move.

“It is a very, very good opportunity for us,” Silva is reported as saying by the Liverpool Echo.

Gomes joined Barca from Valencia in 2016 in a deal worth up to €55m but failed to settle at the Catalan giants.

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