According to Football365, Gary Neville has named midfielder André Gomes as Everton’s standout player.
The Man United legend managed the Portuguese whilst managing him at Valencia, and has described him as a “brilliant player”.
The Barcelona loan star only made his second appearance of the season for The Toffees in Sunday’s loss to Man United at Old Trafford, but is already starting to turn heads. He looked extremely impressive in his first outing for the club against Crystal Palace, and followed that performance with another stellar display against José Mourinho’s men. His passing and dribbling in the midfield offers manager Marco Silva something that perhaps his other defensive midfielders cannot provide.
There must have been times when Everton fans were despairing at the beginning of the season, with loan signing Gomes and new man Yerry Mina both picking up injuries and therefore not featuring. However, even though his tenure at Goodison Park has been short, the 25-year-old midfielder is starting to show how much he can bring to the club this season.
Fans would have been critical of their club’s transfer policy, seeing as they signed a man that may well have been injured when arriving. Nonetheless, the person who made this deal has to be praised, as The Toffees can look forward to the rest of the season because of it.
The loss to Man United saw The Red Devils leapfrog Silva’s men in the league, and leaves them in ninth place, 11 points adrift of league leaders and bitter rivals Liverpool.