The influx of foreign players has continued at Leeds, with the club announcing that former Liverpool midfielder Madger Gomes has signed a three year deal at the club following his release from Anfield.
The club have stated via their official website that Gomes, 20, will initially link up with the clubs under 23 side with the hope that he will break into the first team in the not too distant future.
Despite his parents being from Guinea-Bissau, Madger was born in Alicante and has represented Spain at under 16, 17 and 18 level. Previous to joining Liverpool, Gomes was starring in Villarreal’s youth sides and even managed an appearance in their B team aged just 17.
The left footed midfielder is able to play in any of the attacking midfield roles, left right or centrally; and has even had the occasional feature as a striker. Back in his Villarreal days, Madger has compared to one of his idols, Luis Figo, and his previous spanish side backed the 5″10 man to make his way to the very top.
Speaking shortly after the move was announced, the 20 year old said; “I’m really excited and happy to start life with Leeds United, I hope to have a good season here. Hopefully I will get a chance to progress and make the first team as my dream is to play professionally.”
The former Spanish youth international will link up with his new team mates at Thorpe Arch this week, after the pre-season training began this Monday. Gomes may also be featured in the upcoming friendly matches, with the Leeds teams consisting of under 23 players as well as first teamers. The first of the games comes against Harrogate Town on Wednesday 5th July in a behind closed doors game at Thorpe Arch.
Andrea Radrizzani continues to make a positive impression at the club, by attempting to improve the first team with the permanent arrivals of Pontus Jansson, Hadi Sacko and new face Mateusz Klitch- as well as bringing foreign talent into the clubs under 23 side with the arrival of Madger Gomes.