Andre Gomes looking forward to playing under Marco Silva at Everton


New Everton signing Andre Gomes is looking forward to playing under compatriot Marco Silva following his season-long loan move.

The Portuguese midfielder’s Barcelona career has not quite panned out as he hoped following his move from Valencia back in 2016.

It was expected he would make a big impact at the Camp Nou but that hasn’t worked out for whatever reason and he looked for a potential move away from the club.

West Ham were a club that was linked with a move for him this summer.

However, it was Everton who sealed a deal for the player today as the midfielder joined Yerry Mina in joining the Toffees.

Yerry Mina

Yerry Mina of FC Barcelona plays the ball during the La Liga match between Barcelona and Getafe at Camp Nou on February 11, 2018 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)

The Silva effect

One big reason a deal with Everton got done is said to be down to Marco Silva.

Gomes knows his compatriot from his time in Portugal and cited a conversation with Silva as a reason for his move.

“I’m delighted to sign for this fantastic club – it’s a good day for me,” Gomes explained to the official Everton website. 

“Everton always was a big option for me, especially after speaking with the coach, Marco Silva.  

“Every discussion we’ve had was very important in making me feel his confidence about my game.

“Everybody in Portugal knows how Marco Silva works and his abilities as a coach.

“For me, it was really good to speak to him because I know how good he is and I feel motivated to work with him and to play for Everton, a great club.”

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – APRIL 29: Marco Silva, Manager of Hull City looks on prior to the Premier League match between Southampton and Hull City at St Mary’s Stadium on April 29, 2017 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images)

Yerry Mina looking to do big things with Everton this season

Gomes wasn’t the only Barcelona player that joined Everton today.

That is because defender Yerry Mina also made a move to Goodison on deadline day.

Now, he’s been speaking about his ambitions with the club.

Click here to see what he had to say about the move.