Report: Tottenham will rival Everton for Andre Gomes

Theo Walcott and Andre Gomes during the Everton training session at USM Finch Farm on November 1, 2018 in Halewood, England.

Tottenham Hotspur will go toe-to-toe with Everton for the Portuguese star, according to reports.

Andre Gomes #21 of FC Barcelona controls the ball in front of Moussa Sissoko #17 of Tottenham Hotspur at Rose Bowl on July 28, 2018 in Pasadena, California.

According to The Telegraph, Tottenham Hotspur are set to challenge Everton for the permanent signing of Andre Gomes in January.

The Portugal international has lit up the Premier League after joining the Toffees on a season-long loan from Barcelona, where his release clause is £89 million [Liverpool Echo].

Everton will try and make the move permanent next month but, according to The Telegraph, Tottenham will rival the Goodison Park side for his signature.

The report adds that Gomes - who was watched by Spurs' head scout Steve Hitchen during the Merseyside derby earlier this month - may wait until next summer to make a decision on his future.

 

The Lilywhites were linked before he joined Marco Silva's side and how Tottenham fans would love to see him in their midfield.

It seems unlikely that Mousa Dembele will be staying in North London beyond the expiration of his contract next summer, meaning that there may be room for the Portugal international in Mauricio Pochettino's squad.

His buyout clause represents an obvious problem for both Premier League sides and it's improbable that a transfer would materialise unless the Catalan giants accepted a lower amount for the former Valencia maestro.

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

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