Official: Barcelona Midfielder Completes £22 Million Premier League Switch

Official: Barcelona Midfielder Completes £22 Million Premier League Switch

Andre Gomes has completed his £22 million move to Everton, the Premier League club announced on Tuesday.

Gomes signed a five-year deal with the Premier League club that will run till the summer of 2024.

The 25-year-old joined Barcelona sequel to Portugal’s 2016 UEFA Euro triumph.

With his position at the club being doubtful, there were talks of a permanent move last summer before he made a deadline day season-long loan move to Everton.

Everton remained ahead to secure his services, with news last week hinting they were set to sign him in a £22 million deal.

Andre Gomes Completes Everton Switch

That has surely turned out to be the case, with the Portuguese international officially joining the Merseyside club from Barca.

The deal also entails add-ons in addition to the base fee of £22 million, according to the official announcement by Barcelona.

The Portuguese international, meanwhile, showed his happiness at joining Everton on a permanent basis.

“I know the club made a massive effort to sign me and I’m very happy and thankful to them. I said during the year that I felt part of a family and that is the most important thing to me. Last year was a really good experience for me.”

“I just wanted to feel part of something special and I found it here. It was good for me at that moment and right now, after signing for Everton, it’s even better. I think the ambition here is not only for me, I think it’s for all the players, the fans and the Club. We are all excited about that.

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Only time will tell if the £22 million bears fruit or not.

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Efe Bridget is a writer at GoalBall. She is a graduate of Mass Communication with 12 years of experience working with reputable publications.