Gomes has been likened with the former Blues star, now assistant manager at Manchester City.
However, the Portuguese international rebuffs such claims and told the St Domingo shirtzine: “He is a genius. A brilliant player.
“He is a legend here at Everton. I can't accept any comparison with him.
“I will do my best to have the same influence he did on that Everton team with my own style and I want to adapt to the system of the team to reach our goals."
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