Barcelona being hassled by agent Mendes to offload star midfielder

 Portuguese agent Jorge Mendes is the representative of Andre Gomes and has asked the club to allow the player to leave, despite it being against the club’s wishes.

Andre Gomes’s career at the Camp Nou has been full of ups and downs. The midfielder was bought by the club for £30m in 2016, but has failed to cement his place in the squad.

Gomes has started just 2 league games for the Catalans this season. Reports suggest that the midfielder’s agent, Mendes, is unhappy with the situation.

As tweeted by Sky Sports reporter Guillem Balague, Mendes wants the Barca board to allow the player to leave. It is said that offers are pouring in from all over Europe.

Valverde wants Gomes at the club

The Catalan board, on the other hand, has no plans of letting the player leave as manager Valverde considers him as a player of quality. Gomes has a good relationship with the manager, despite starting very few games under his leadership.

But the Portuguese international wants more playing time to confirm his place in the national squad for the World Cup. This might be difficult after Phillippe Coutinho’s arrival at the Camp Nou.

According to the reports in Sports, the midfielder has talked to Valverde and has asked for a permanent or a loan move in January. The manager is expected to make a decision of keeping the player at the club for the future and allowing a short-loan move at the moment.

The rumors have been flying about Andre Gomes since  thesummer. A lot of clubs are interested in the midfielder due to his potential.

Jose Mourinho and Max Allegri are amongst huge fans of the player and are interested to sign him. But Mauricio Pochettino’s Spurs are the current favorites to sign the player for a short-loan move.

The 24-year old is has been applauded by football pundits for his game-play and is expected to have bright future ahead. But his form in the red and blue strips has been nowhere near his 2-year stint at Valencia. Gomes had another mediocre outing when he played entire 90 minutes in Barca’s 5-0 win against Celta Vigo.

Author’s Take:

Andre Gomes is a very talented midfielder and with his passing game, he certainly has the caliber to be an integral member of the Barca squad. But he has been a victim of repeated experiments at the Camp Nou.

He was never allowed to settle at one particular position on the field. It is a good thing that Valverde is aware of his talent and not letting the player go. A short loan move might be perfect for both, player and the club right now.

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