If you’re a regular around here over the last couple of years, you probably remember the Andre Gomes Chronicles. A lot like the Julian Draxler Chronicles, it ended up with said player signing elsewhere rather than making their way to the airport in Turin and giving us the thumbs up as they stepped into J Medical’s doors for the first time.
But this summer, especially in the last week or so, has brought minor rumblings that Juve could be back in for the Portuguese midfielder who joined Barcelona for a €35 million transfer fee.
Well, until now.
According to a report from Spanish media outlet Marca on Thursday morning, Juventus’ attempt to acquire Gomes on loan has basically gone a lot like Barcelona’s reported €160 million offer for Paulo Dybala. That is, essentially, it ain’t gonna be happening. Just as Juventus did with the Dybala offer, Barca have rejected Juve’s attempt to sign the 24-year-old Gomes on loan on the final day of the summer transfer window.
Barcelona have rejected offers from Juventus for Andre Gomes where he would move on loan as they are only interested in a sale or at least a loan move with a guaranteed purchase at the end.
There is still time for Juve to make another offer which seems unlikely and with Barcelona keen to find Gomes a club they have spoken to the player's agent Jorge Mendes but that has also so far not delivered any solutions.
How much of this has to do with the fact that Juventus will be without the services of Claudio Marchisio for the next month or so might not be known. But if reports are to believed, then maybe another option for Max Allegri in the center of the midfield isn’t exactly keeping Juve’s summer transfer campaign completely shut and done.
Barcelona want big money for Gomes, who hasn’t exactly lit the world on fire since he arrived last summer. He’s also the target of English Premier League clubs who are probably more likely to actual try and sign him permanently rather than some kind of loan with a potential option to buy deal like Juventus are looking to secure.