Paul Merson praises Everton star Andre Gomes

England's Paul Merson crosses the ball during the Star Sixes football match between England and Spain at the O2 Arena in London on July 13, 2017.

Andre Gomes was seriously injured during Everton’s Premier League game against Tottenham Hotspur last weekend.

Son Heung-min of Tottenham Hotspur tackles Andre Gomes of Everton which resulted in a red card and Gomes suffering an injury during the Premier League match between Everton FC and...

Paul Merson has spoken highly of Everton central midfielder Andre Gomes in The Daily Star.

The former Arsenal star has outlined the attributes of the Portugal international, and believes that his best years are ahead of him.

Merson made the comments about Gomes in the wake of the serious injury that the 26-year-old suffered when Son Heung-min made a late challenge during the Premier League game between Everton and Tottenham last weekend.

The Sky Sports pundit has also praised Son, and is happy that the South Korea international forward scored twice against Red Star Belgrade in the Champions League in midweek.

Merson wrote about Gomes in The Daily Star: “He’s a good player. He’s got vision, he’s comfortable on the ball and he’s always trying to make things happen.

“He’s also not a dogger who has to win every tackle and that will help him. He’s only 26 so he should still have his best years ahead of him.”

Merson added about Son: “I’m glad he scored the two goals for Spurs against Red Star and made that gesture to Gomes. But I bet he’d have the two goals taken away for that injury never to have happened.

“I like Son. He’s a big player for Spurs. I’m pleased for him that he scored those goals.”

Andre Gomes of Everton and Manuel Lanzini of West Ham United in action during the Premier League match between Everton FC and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 19, 2019 in...

Stats

Gomes has made seven starts and one substitute appearance in the Premier League for Everton so far this season, according to WhoScored.

The Portugal international central midfielder made 24 starts and three substitute appearances in the league for the Toffees during the 2018-19 campaign, scoring one goal and providing one assist in the process, according to WhoScored.

Gomes joined Everton on a permanent contract from Barcelona in the summer of 2019 after a loan spell at the Toffees last season for a transfer fee reported by PremierLeague.com to be worth £22 million.

Leroy Sane of Manchester City is closed down by Andre Gomes of Everton during the Premier League match between Everton FC and Manchester City at Goodison Park on February 06, 2019 in...

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