Some Tottenham Hotspur fans predict move for Everton's Andre Gomes

Mauricio Pochettino manager of Spurs looks dejected during the UEFA Europa League Group C match between Besiktas JK and Tottenham Hotspur FC at Ataturk Olympic Stadium on December 11, 2014...

Mauricio Pochettino has confirmed that Tottenham Hotspur's chief scout was watching Everton at the weekend.

André Gomes of Everton in action during the Premier League match between Everton FC and Crystal Palace at Goodison Park on October 21, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.

Some Tottenham Hotspur fans are predicting a move for Andre Gomes of Everton, after Mauricio Pochettino’s comments.

Pochettino confirmed to Football.London that Tottenham’s chief scout Steve Hitchen was watching the Merseyside derby between Everton and Liverpool.

He said: “He [HItchen] was in the Liverpool game against Everton and....I don't know if he's going to be happy, well it's too late now.

 

“Be careful there is maybe a big surprise in January! It was for fun, for fun, he went to enjoy the entertainment, the experience.”

Although Pochettino did seem to be legitimate when he suggested that Hitchen was just watching for pleasure, some Spurs fans are more doubtful.

And there is a feeling around Tottenham that a move for Everton’s Gomes could now be on the cards.

Gomes is currently only on loan at Everton, and he is still contracted to Barcelona.

The midfielder appears to have no future at the Camp Nou, but he could cost big money in the summer.

Gomes is said to have an £89 million release clause at Barcelona (Liverpool Echo), and his performances in the Premier League to date are ensuring his value remains high.

Andre Gomes of Everton during the Premier League match between Everton and Crystal Palace at Goodison Park on October 21, 2018 in Liverpool, England.

Gomes has caught the eye at Everton, with Marco Silva already admitted that he wants to make the loan move permanent as quickly as possible.

Gomes almost signed for Tottenham in 2017, with Pochettino thought to be a big fan of the midfielder. 

Andre Gomes of Everton is closed down by Mohamed Salah of LiverpLoris Karius of Liverpool during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Everton FC at Anfield on December 2, 2018...

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