We shouldn't put ourselves down and I think Gomes is perfectly suited for our level and where we want to go. He needs to be the main man in the centre and the other sides already have that sort of player.
Without players of the calibre and consistency of Gomes, we will never be in and around the top 6.
It's not about putting ourselves down it's about acknowledging where we are in the footballing order. Players like Gomes have come here to regain their love for playing regular football again I imagine, same with Digne, and to assist with them getting back up to the level that they have sampled previously. If that's helping us get there great, if not then they'll likely move on, if they get the chance.
The challenge for Silva and Brands is to build something to make them stay but if they leave it isn't a big deal, we still have to develop a business model which consists of sustainable squad building so picking up regular loans like Gomes and buying and selling players like Richarlison at a profit is the way forward.