The Barcelona ace, reportedly valued at £40million (Liverpool Echo), has made 22 Premier League appearances for the Toffees this season and has impressed both the fanbase and first-team manager Marco Silva.
However, as things stand, Gomes's loan will expire at the end of the season and he will return to Camp Nou in the summer, though some supporters have urged the club to get their chequebook out.
Indeed, after his debut at the heart of the midfield in Everton’s 2-0 win against Crystal Palace last October, some fans compared Gomes to Mikel Arteta, one of the club's most cherished players of recent times.
Speaking ahead of Everton's Premier League meeting with Chelsea at Goodison Park on Sunday, the summer deadline day arrival made his feelings known about how he feels to be at the club, but remained coy so as to "respect everybody".
As quoted by Sky Sports News, the 25-year-old said: "I am enjoying playing for Everton and enjoying my life here but I have to wait til the end of the season. I am one of the people who can decide the future but I am still a Barcelona player and I have to respect everybody."
Some fans had their say on Twitter following Gomes's comments:
I don't think he will stay, given how poor we are, he could get into a much better team than ours.— twitch.tv/grayperview (@grayperview) 15 March 2019
Gone then— Andrew Woods (@Lloydie27) 15 March 2019
He’s not staying!— Bern (@bernieo63) 15 March 2019
Worth every penny even if form as been off lately. Him like Bernard will smash it next season— Paul Ashcroft (@PaulAshcroft8) 15 March 2019
Why would he stay? He has too much to live for.— Tom (still searching for will to live) (@ThiccIdrissa) 15 March 2019
On recent performances certainly not worth 40M ...,— Mike Gibbons (@Gibbo28) 15 March 2019
He’s been excellent at times but I’m unsure whether it justifys a £40 mill price tag— YMTFC TAYO (@S_TAYO96) 15 March 2019
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