Everton could be set for a difficult summer following the news that Andre Gomes has reportedly agreed terms with Spurs over a deal to join them from Barcelona.
Gomes is currently on loan to Everton from Barcelona, where he has earned rave reviews for his performances this season at Goodison.
The Portuguese international has been excellent in midfield for Marco Silva and, arguably, been one of the club’s best players all year.
If Everton do fail to secure him on a permanent deal and he opts to join Spurs instead, Silva will be lacking a central midfielder.
This means that Everton would have to delve into the transfer market to identify a midfielder to replace Gomes next season, with the club looking to push on and earn a place in the Europa League.
With that in mind, we have compiled a list of potential central midfielders for Everton sign this summer…
Phillips has been sensational for Leeds in midfield this season and could be tempted by a move to Everton if his current club fail to gain promotion via the play-offs this month.
Tielemans has been excellent for Leicester since joining them on loan from Monaco in January and Everton should be one of the clubs looking to challenge for his signature in the summer.
Mooy has just been relegated with Huddersfield and could be looking to move on and secure a place back in the Premier League. Everton could offer him that option.
Things haven’t quite worked out for Suarez on loan at Arsenal, but maybe Everton could hope they get lucky a second time by signing a midfielder on loan from Barcelona.
Bissouma joined Brighton last summer and has been very impressive in midfield this season. Everton could do worse than trying to snap him up in the next transfer window.
Mount has enjoyed a very successful season on loan at Derby County from Chelsea and looks set for a bright future. Everton could be a part of that future.