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Christian Eriksen vs Andre Gomes: Why Tottenham should go for the £19.8m-rated midfielder?

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Andre Gomes vs Christian Eriksen: Should Tottenham Hotspur Go For The Out-Of-Favour Barcelona Midfielder?

Out-of-favour Barcelona star Andre Gomes has been linked with a move to the Premier League this January and Tottenham Hotspur have been one of the interested parties for quite some time now. If latest reports are to be believed, the player himself is quite keen on joining Spurs and Mauricio Pochettino might just go all out to sign him from the La Liga giants after missing out on Ross Barkley.

After targetting him during the summer as well, Tottenham might revive their interest in the £19.8m-rated Gomes and make a renewed move for him.

Now, if the move were to happen, Gomes is likely to compete with Christian Eriksen. Both players can occupy positions across the midfield area and it will be interesting to see how this move pans out. The things about Gomes is that he is quite talented and that is evident when one takes a look at his Valencia spell. Hence, the move could work out for all parties involved but how does he compare to Eriksen in terms of stats? Let’s take a look at their numbers.

Christian Eriksen vs Andre Gomes

Before going ahead, one must bear in mind that Eriksen obviously has more appearances under his belt this term when compared to Gomes.

Christian Eriksen

Getting back to the comparison, Eriksen has made 26 appearances for Tottenham in all competitions and has spent 2234 minutes on the field. He has scored 6 goals and 7 assists so far and averages 2.5 shots per game. His pass success-rate stands at 80.9% and he’s won about 0.5 aerial battles a game on an average. The player has won 3 Man Of The Match awards this term. When it comes to defensive contribution, Eriksen has made an average of 1.2 tackles, 0.7 interceptions and 0.5 clearances.

Gomes, on the other hand, has made 14 appearances in all competitions for Barcelona this time but has spent only 385 minutes on the field. He is yet to score a goal or provide an assist but he has picked up a yellow card this season. He has averaged 0.6 shots per game and has a pass success-rate of 89.3%. He’s won about 0.4 aerial duels per game and is yet to pick up a Man Of The Match award this season. As far as defensive contributions go, the Barcelona player has made an average of 1.4 tackles and 0.2 interceptions.


One look at the number of minutes played by both players on the field and it is clear that Gomes has had to contend with far lesser time on the field. Yet, his numbers do not look that bad in comparison. Yes, he has a long way to go but Pochettino is known for pushing and extracting the best out of his players and Gomes could work wonders under his watchful eyes. So, Gomes moving to Tottenham is likely to be a good move in the sense that it will provide the midfielder with a golden chance to start afresh.

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