Former Everton player Kevin Campbell has spoken about the changes that need to be made at the club and where the future of Andre Gomes should lie.
Everton have had an atrocious season by their standards and are in the midst of a relegation battle. The Toffees sit in 16th place on a measly 35 points, which is their lowest points total in recent memory.
The club have changed manager once over the course of the season with Frank Lampard currently residing in the role.
Everton’s gamble on the Chelsea legend has seemingly started to pay off recently. The club have racked up three wins in their last five games and sit above the likes of Leeds and Burnley.
The club have had some expensive signings not go their way in recent transfer windows. The likes of Yannick Bolasie, Andre Gomes and Moise Kean all come to mind.
Andre Gomes is still at the club however and is currently Everton’s highest paid player.
The midfielder suffered a major injury in the 2019/20 season which saw him miss over 100 days of football.
Since then, Gomes has never performed to the same standards. He has missed a further 112 days through injury and is often on the bench when available.
What Campbell thinks of Andre Gomes
Campbell has talked about his thoughts on where he thinks Gomes’ future lies.
“Again, there’s got to be wholesale changes,” said Campbell to Goodison News.
“There’s no point having your big earner sitting on the bench or not performing. That’s not happening.
“And I truly believe Frank Lampard knows exactly what he wants to do. He just needs to secure the Premier League status.”
According to Football Insider, Gomes earns around £120,000 per week. If the club are relegated this year, they need a major clear out in order to keep afloat.
Gomes’ season in numbers
The Portugal international has had few appearances for Everton this season. He has only amassed a total of 17 appearances in all competitions so far this campaign.
During that time, according to WhoScored, he has achieved an average rating of 6.26. As Gomes is the club’s highest earner, the rating is underwhelming.
He has also only contributed to three goals throughout the campaign which shows the lack of creativity he has had.
If Gomes was to leave Everton in the summer, he would be easily replaceable and the club would be much better off.