Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Blues Ready to Capture French Star Gomes after He Quits Paris

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Blues Ready to Capture French Star Gomes after He Quits Paris

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FRENCH wonderkid Claudio Gomes has bid farewell to Paris St Germain after being heavily linked with City.

The 17-year-old midfielder's contract with the French giants expired over the weekend, and the Blues were interested in him during the January transfer window.

The French press reported that City had actually gone a stage further, and set up a summer transfer for the player, knowing that they could land him without a fee - although they will have to pay training compensation to PSG.

The France under-18 international Gomes is not seen as instant first-team material - he has not appeared for the PSG first team - but is seen as a top-class all-rounder in the making.

City would have been able to speak to Gomes and his representatives in January, as his contract had less than six months to run. …

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