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Gomes: I’m really happy to be in the Premier League

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Andre Gomes has dropped a hint on his Everton future after confirming he is enjoying life in the Premier League.

Gomes, 25, joined Everton over the summer on a season-long loan after a difficult spell with the Catalan giants.

The Portuguese midfielder had a slow start to life at Goodison Park but has impressed in recent weeks.

The Toffees are keen to make the deal permanent in January and Gomes says he is feeling very much at home on Merseyside.

He told Sky Sports: “I feel more like a man now. Now I feel mature and experienced. I’m really happy to be in the Premier League and England.

“My father was, and is still, the big influence on me. Sometimes it is difficult for him because he suffers a lot when I am not happy or good.

“[At Barca] It was tough for me because I wasn’t feeling good. I had good moments, but in the bad moments, it was difficult because I saw my father and mum suffering.

“It was really difficult for me to take care of expectations, not only from the fans, but my expectations and seeing my parents suffering. It was complicated. I’m enjoying football again.

“I can’t say I’m playing my best football, because I don’t want to put pressure or walls [on my potential]. I just want to get better physically, to give the best performances that I can.”

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