Barcelona are considering making an approach in signing Valencia midfielder Andre Gomes in the summer transfer window. The 22-year-old is currently with the Portugal national team at the ongoing European championship in France.
Portugal kick-start their Euro 2016 campaign when they face Iceland on 15 June. Their last warm-up fixture saw Cristiano Ronaldo's side register a crushing 7-0 victory over Estonia. Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo reports the Catalan club chiefs were in attendance watching several players in action in Lisbon.
Gomes, along with Cedric Soares and Raphael Guerreiro started at Estadio da Luz. Barcelona technical director Robert Fernandez was closely watching the trio and was impressed with the Valencia star's display, who assisted Eder's goal in the 80th minute.
Barcelona have several areas to strengthen in the transfer window and Gomes has now emerged as a target for the Camp Nou outfit in the midfield. Fernandez is an admirer of the Portuguese international and now wants the La Liga winners to make an approach for his services.
Luis Enrique is looking to bring in a midfielder and Fernandez wants to help the Barcelona manager by securing the Valenica star's signature. He believes Gomes could fit in his side's 4-3-3 formation and the player has now emerged as a favourite for the European giants.
Gomes is also attracting interest from Premier League side Manchester United. The Red Devils' incoming manager Jose Mourinho has identified him as the player he needs to strengthen his midfield for the 2016/17 season, reports the Mirror.
Valencia values their key player around £30m ($42.7m), according to The Sun. The midfielder hailed the former Real Madrid and Chelsea manager. However, Gomes refused to provide an update over his future as he wants to focus on Euro 2016 with Portugal.
"Mourinho is a great coach, no doubt about that, but at the moment I am not concerned about what will happen after the Euros. It will be my first time at a competition of this type, and I just want to think about that now," Gomes explained, as quoted by ESPN.