Brands set to disappoint fans as latest report fans won’t get their man – opinion

Having Andre Gomes at Goodison Park has been a joy to behold, but Everton fans should not become too accustomed to his presence going by a report in Mundo Deportivo, which was picked up by Sport Witness.

It is being shared that Miguel Rico has written in the Thursday edition of the Spanish newspaper that we have not yet made any indication to Barcelona that we aim to sign the midfielder in the summer.

The Catalan outfit are keen to cash in on the Portuguese’s return to form in the Premier League following his dismal spell with them, and previous reports have indicated that we want to turn his loan into a permanent arrangement.

If we were to thrash out a deal for the 25-year-old, it would easily be a welcome move from the fans, however with Marcel Brands yet to jet off to the La Liga outfit to negotiate a price.

It is looking more and more unlikely that we will try our hands at capturing the €40million (£34.2m) rated ace, per Marca, and supporters will only be left disappointed.

Should that be the case, a more regular spot in the starting XI would be open to Tom Davies to continue his development under Marco Silva, having been impressive when called upon.

He would, however, need to improve on the defensive side of his game, given his stronger performances in place of Gylfi Sigurdsson rather than the Portuguese or Idrissa Gana Gueye.