Everton have actually had a rather miserable season in the Premier League under Rafa Benitez with simply 5 wins, 4 draws and 9 defeats under their belt after 18 video games played.

One figure that hasn’t been a specific routine player for the Toffees in the league this season that has actually failed to impress on the occasions that he has played is midfielder Andre Gomes.

With simply 7 league appearances and 2 starts under his belt in this present campaign, Gomes has just handled to earn himself an overall performance ranking of 6.2/ 10 from WhoScored, making him the lowest-rated Everton player to have begun more than one league game.

Regardless of putting and scoring a goal in a respectable performance in their current FA Cup win over Hull City at the weekend, one good trip against a Championship club might not suffice to convince the fans that he’s good enough to continue in an Everton shirt, although his current agreement at Goodison Park isn’t set to end till the summer of 2024.

Having actually been linked with a transfer to Benfica throughout the previous summer transfer window, Gomes’ days at Everton could be numbered if he doesn’t fix up his form in the Premier League and assist the team turn their fortunes around throughout the remainder of the season.

With the Goodison Park outfit supposedly interested in Manchester United’s 20-year-old midfielder James Garner, who is currently on loan at Nottingham Forest and became part of the team that beat Arsenal in the FA Cup, this potential move might pave the way for Rafa Benitez to axe Gomes and replace him with a young prospect that might be a long-lasting figure for the Toffees.

Would you take James Garner at Everton?

Yes Vote< div class ="voting-area"data-poll-item-id=" 49035 "data-poll-id= "664347"data-poll-url= "https://www.footballfancast.com/snack-poll/would-you-take-james-garner-at-everton"data-article-url="https://www.footballfancast.com/everton-transfer-rumours/everton-james-garner-transfer-andre-gomes"data-poll-item-nonce= "12a9c5cadb"> No Vote Labelled as an”aggressive”player on the pitch by Red Devils midfielder Bruno Fernandes, Garner has proven himself to be more of a helpful midfield choice for Forest than Gomes has for Everton this season with the loanee racking up a higher average of passes per game and pass succession than the Portuguese international has handled to do in the Premier League according to WhoScored.

While it might be seen as a danger to sign the child when his loan deal at Forest ends in the summertime given his small amount of experience in the Premier League, it could end up being a danger worth taking for Benitez if he can push Gomes out the door and hit the ground performing at Goodison. Must that occur, then the Everton manager will have undoubtedly advanced in the transfer market.

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