Tottenham and West Ham in battle for Barcelona star Andre Gomes
Tottenham Hotspur are locked in a transfer deadline day battle with West Ham United to sign Andre Gomes on loan from Barcelona.
The Portugal international midfielder has been made available by Barcelona on a season-long loan, which has alerted Spurs and the Hammers.
Tottenham expressed an interest in Gomes earlier this week, but face late competition from West Ham after they failed to agree a deal for William Carvalho.
Gomes joined Barcelona from Valencia last summer, but has endured a difficult time at the Nou Camp and wants to play regular football.
Prior to his switch to Barca, Gomes was rated as one of the best midfield prospects in Europe, which is why both Tottenham and West Ham are keen to try to kick-start his career. It is understood that the loan deals being discussed by Tottenham and West Ham for Gomes both involve a hefty fee and an expensive wage packet. Juventus are also interested.
The move for Gomes does not rule out Spurs from also making a deadline-day bid for long-term target Ross Barkley of Everton, although that situation has been complicated by his injury and Chelsea’s interest.