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Everton midfielder Andre Gomes ‘travels to France’ for a ‘move to Ligue 1 side Lille’

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Everton midfielder Andre Gomes ‘travels to France’ for a ‘move to Ligue 1 side Lille’, with deal to be agreed when he arrives

  • Andre Gomes has struggled for game time at Everton in recent years
  • He is now traveling to France as he wants to agree on a transfer to Ligue 1 side Lille
  • The Portuguese international has not participated in the Toffees this season
  • Frank Lampard’s squad has been linked with two new central midfielders

Andre Gomes is ‘in talks to join France’s Lille’ and is currently traveling to the club in preparation for a move.

The 29-year-old has played 100 games for Everton since his first loan from Barcelona in 2018. The following year, he signed for £22 million.

However, Gomes has fallen out of favor under Frank Lampard and is yet to appear for the club this season after just 14 league appearances last year.

Andre Gomes did not play for Everton this season and only played 14 games last year

Frank Lampard's Everton is currently 17th in the Premier League after a mixed start

Frank Lampard’s Everton is currently 17th in the Premier League after a mixed start

According to reports in air sportsGomes ‘travels to France’ on the day of the deadline and plans to ‘make a deal when he arrives’.

The Portugal international has had an award-winning career, with league titles in Spain and Portugal and a win at the European Championship.

The arrival of Amadou Onana suggests the club is looking for a more youthful midfield option, with Lampard looking to build a squad around its promising young players.

New addition Amadou Onana has attracted attention since arriving at Goodison Park from Lille

New addition Amadou Onana has attracted attention since arriving at Goodison Park from Lille

Everton has also been linked with Manchester United’s James Garner, with Idrissa Gueye believed to be close to a return to Goodison Park.

The Toffees have not won a win so far this season, but have managed to rack up creditable draws in their last three games and sit just above the relegation zone.

There is still a long way to go in the season, but Everton fans are hoping their side can get all the necessary things done tonight before the transfer window closes.

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