Everton manager Marco Silva has said that he hopes to tie Andre Gomes down to a permanent deal after his impressive start to life in the Premier League.
Gomes made a deadline day switch from Barcelona on a season-long loan deal after a disappointing spell at the Nou Camp, but was forced to wait to make his debut for Everton after arriving with a slight injury.
However, in his five appearances in the Premier League, he has put in a string of impressive displays for the Toffees, who have climbed into the top six, six points behind the Champions League qualifying places.
With the Blues number 8 performing so well, Marco Silva has said he would love to sort out a permanent transfer, although warned that it may not be sorted until the end of the season.
“I think in the right moment we have to do something to achieve one player like Andre,” Silva said after Everton’s 1-0 win over Cardiff.
“We have time to do that. We are happy with him, he is enjoying the moment here and I don’t think it is a good moment to talk every week because it’s better they (Barcelona) forget about him a little bit about Andre!
“You go there in the right moment. Andre is enjoying his time but we don’t want to put this pressure of a decision on him. It is early.
“When you make a loan, and not just Andre but Zouma as well, if you can do something tomorrow then you have to do it but football is not like that.
“At the end of the season we will talk to the players and with the clubs and after then we will take the decision or not.”