Lille fail in attempt to bring Everton’s André Gomes back to club

According to Le Parisien journalist Marc Mechenoua, Lille OSC failed in their attempts to bring André Gomes (30) to the club on transfer deadline day.

Gomes spent a highly successful loan spell at the club last season, helping the club to the UEFA Europa Conference League. However, the Portuguese midfielder wasn’t retained at the end of his spell, returning to parent club Everton.

It has now been revealed that Les Dogues made a late attempt to bring Gomes back to the club in the form of a loan with an option to make the move permanent, or simply on a permanent transfer. However, Gomes’ departure from Goodison Park was dependent on Leander Dendoncker’s arrival, which never happened. As a result, Gomes could not leave the Merseyside club. Lille’s midfield was nonetheless strengthened in recent days through the arrival of Nabil Bentaleb, who joined from Ligue 2 club SCO Angers in a reported €6m deal.

GFFN | Luke Entwistle

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