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Three alternatives for Everton if Andre Gomes leaves

Andre Gomes (L) of Everton and Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissan challenge for the ball during the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Everton FC at Craven Cottage on April 13, 2019 in...

Three midfielders Everton should consider if they miss out on Andre Gomes in the summer.

Tom Cairney of Fulham is challenged by Andre Gomes of Everton during the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Everton FC at Craven Cottage on April 13, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.

Everton's chances of signing Andre Gomes in the summer have decreased after reports emerged that Tottenham have agreed personal terms with the Portuguese midfielder.

Gomes has had an impressive season at Goodison Park since his arrival from Barcelona in the summer. However, the 25-year-old is not irreplaceable and here are three players who Everton should consider if they miss out on Andre Gomes in the summer.

 

Giovani Lo Celso

The Toffees have been linked with a move for Lo Celso recently and he would be an incredible addition to their squad in the summer.

The Argentine was initially on loan at Real Betis from PSG but the Spanish side triggered an option to sign him permanently.

Giovanni Lo Celso of Real Betis in action during the La Liga match between Real Betis Balompie and RCD Espanyol at Estadio Benito Villamarin on April 29, 2019 in Seville, Spain.

However, Betis would be willing to sell their star for a higher fee and Everton should swoop in for him in the summer. The 23-year-old has scored 16 goals in all competitions from central midfield and would be a perfect fit at Goodison Park next season.

Joao Mario 

Another player on Everton's radar according to reports, Mario had an unsuccessful spell at West Ham last season but the Portuguese international could be a gamble that would pay off.

Joao Mario of FC Internazionale in action during the Serie A match between FC Internazionale and Juventus at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on April 27, 2019 in Milan, Italy.

Mario's ability to play both as a number 10 as well as a box-to-box midfielder makes him a very good player to have in a squad and he has enough quality to make an impact with the Toffees next season.

Mario's vision is fantastic and with willing runners in front of like Bernard and Richarlison, he could really thrive next season.

Christopher Nkunku

Not as experienced as Andre Gomes but Nkunku has all the qualities in the world to be a top midfielder in the coming years. The 21-year-old has started just 13 games for PSG this season and has directly contributed to five goals. 

Nkunku's contract with the French champions expires at the end of next season which could potentially make him available in a cut-price deal. Everton will have a real gem on their hands if they manage to sign Nkunku in the upcoming summer transfer window.

Paris Saint-Germain's French midfielder Christopher Nkunku reacts after failing to score during the penalty shout-out of the French Cup final football match between Rennes (SRFC) and Paris...

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