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Silva discusses future of hugely impressive Andre Gomes

Marco Silva has revealed that Everton are ‘working on’ a deal to make Andre Gomes a permanent fixture at the club after his hugely impressive start to life in England.

Gomes endured a hugely frustrating two years at Barcelona, where he made just 23 La Liga starts for the Catalan club, and made a deadline day loan move to Everton to join up with Portuguese compatriot Marco Silva.

He arrived at Goodison Park carrying an injury, an injury which would prevent him from making his Toffees debut until the end of October. However, since his introduction to the Blues’ midfield, the 25-year-old has made a big impression, forming a tasty looking partnership with midfield dynamo Idrissa Gana Gueye.

Speaking ahead of Everton’s fixture against Watford this weekend, Marco Silva has reiterated his desire to keep Gomes at the club on a permanent basis, and has said that the club are ‘working’ on it.

“He’s enjoyed his first two months but let’s see what we can do,” Silva told Sky Sports.

“We are working on that, I don’t know if I have answer in one week or two weeks.

“It is not something that it is in our hands. The best scenario to look at is – it is not just in our hands as a club, not just in the hands of Andre, there is a third party as well. Barcelona are included, let’s see when we can talk about the situation.”

Everton are currently sitting sixth in the Premier League, eight points behind fourth-placed Chelsea.

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