Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Guardiola Will Have to Wait to Sign PSG Starlet Claudio

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Guardiola Will Have to Wait to Sign PSG Starlet Claudio

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CITY will sign former Paris St Germain midfield starlet Claudio Gomes later this month.

But the Blues cannot tie up a deal for the France under-18 international until July 23 - when he turns 18.

City are believed to have come to an agreement with Gomes in January, when they were allowed to start talking to the player as he entered the last six months of his contract.

That contract expired at the weekend, and Gomes said his farewells to PSG players and staff, without mentioning where he would be heading.

But City sources have confirmed he has agreed a deal with them, which will be signed as soon as he turns 18, as Fifa rules forbid players signing for foreign clubs until that time.

That would leave Gomes free to join up with the City US tour, as the Blues leave for Chicago on July 17. …

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