Many Everton supporters have reacted negatively to a recent post on Twitter by Andre Gomes directing them to an interview he carried out with the Daily Mail, where he suggested his move to the Blues was a step forward from his time at Barcelona.
Gomes joined Everton on a permanent deal in the summer, when the Goodison Park natives struck an agreement with Barcelona to turn his loan transfer into a full-time arrangement for £22million (BBC).
He has now spoken about his move with Danny Murphy for the Daily Mail, where he hailed the Goodison Park faithful as a leading factor in his decision to continue his career on Merseyside.
“The fans were 80 per cent of the reason I signed for Everton from Barcelona this summer after a year on loan,” Gomes said. “They made me feel wanted. It was a really good connection.
“Coming to Everton meant being in an environment where I’m comfortable in myself. I’d say last season was a big step forward for me, personally, and now I’m an Everton player full-time.”
Everton supporters were not as welcoming when Gomes shared a link to the interview on his Twitter feed, though, with many slamming his decision to speak with former Liverpool midfielder Murphy.
Here are a selection of the messages shared…
It’s with Murphy and for the Mail, I’ll give it a miss thanks lid.
— Bob (@bob_wynn) September 17, 2019
Would do mate , but it’s Danny Murphy
— steve harding (@stevietoffee) September 17, 2019
Love you Andre but I’d have preferred you to have spoken to a piece of cheese rather that that berk !!!
— david smith (@bluebugsy) September 17, 2019
Aaaaaah bro watch who you do interviews with mate these are snakes.
— Liam (@lwrgwladys) September 17, 2019
Nah, I’ll pass on this thanks. Get well soon.
— Sean Patterson (@seanpatterson85) September 17, 2019
— ²¹ (@Hazo_AG21) September 17, 2019
Sorry andre but anything to with Mr damaged potato head is a no
— SeanEFC (@Seanefc70) September 17, 2019
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Danny Murphy is a whopper
— 1878 Spezials (@SJM1878) September 17, 2019