I got loads of stick on here after Gomes' first few games when I said I wasn't sure what he brings to the team.
He's obviously very technically gifted and looks great on the eye but doesn't actually achieve that much.
Defensively he's lax, I'd say that the much maligned Schniederlin is better than him in that department. Offensively he's good at dribbling out of pressure but as good as his passes may look, they're mostly just into the feet of the fullbacks and don't create anything.
There was a stats article doing the rounds last year showing that although he has good pass accuracy, he has a tiny amount of key and forward passes. Even in his best season at Valencia he only got three assists.
I really hope that we don't blow big money on him, as we need somebody more creative in that role if we're going to stick with 4-2-3-1.