Everton: 3 player departures that can save £15.7 million in wages

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Everton, Andre Gomes
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Andre Gomes has been a squad rotational option for Everton

2. Andre Gomes

Andre Gomes is another player that seems to be an expensive luxury for Everton. The Portuguese arrived from Barcelona on a permanent deal in 2018 for £22.5 million after spending the 2017-18 season on loan with the Toffees and impressing heavily.

However, Gomes’ performances have been on the downtrend since his horrific ankle injury in 2019. It seems that the ghosts of the injury continue to haunt him to date and he struggles on the pitch.

The highly technical player is often given the freedom to roam around and push in the attack but his failure to create an impact in the opposition half invites criticism. His injury record doesn’t support his case either. Constantly a victim to knocks and injuries, the 28 year old has missed 17 Premier League games due to injuries this season.

In 19 games he’s played, Gomes has scored a solitary goal and created only two more for others which is not a convincing endorsement for a midfielder with an attacking flair. There’s a solid player in there but awakening him is a difficult task and to get him fit to play week in and week out is another challenging mission.

Everton are already looking at central midfielder with names of Conor Gallagher, Ederson Silva and others linked with the club. Finding a buyer might also be difficult but if there’s a chance to sell Gomes, Everton should not hesitate.

Gomes earns £112,000 per week which amounts to £5.8 million per season, making him one of the top earners at the club. His sale will help save Everton a good chunk of money.

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