It has been reported that the two London clubs, Tottenham and West Ham, are set to battle over the signature of the midfielder.
The Portugal international midfielder struggled to make an impact at Camp Nou, scoring three goals and providing one assist in 17 La Liga appearances for Barca last season, according to WhoScored.
While West Ham and Tottenham fans will understandably be apprehensive about Gomes given that Barcelona are (reportedly) ready to offload him after just one season, the following comments and tweet from Gary Neville should encourage them.
Manchester United legend Neville worked with Gomes when he was the Valencia head coach from December 2015 until March 2016.
“He strides forward and has a powerful physique, making him a similar player to Frank Lampard or Michael Ballack,” Neville told The Times about Gomes back in July 2016.
“He’s professional, he’s hungry to improve, an intelligent young man who speaks three languages. The day after the 7-0 loss in Barcelona, he insisted on doing extra training.”
@H_Lee_M @imc404 Was Andre Gomes motivated to impress you?— Culé J (@BarcaCracks) 15 September 2016
Andre Gomes was motivated everyday! He cares and loves what he does. https://t.co/yY4V26M4Zp— Gary Neville (@GNev2) 15 September 2016
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