Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Guardiola Is Impressed by His French Teenage Signing

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Guardiola Is Impressed by His French Teenage Signing

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CLAUDIO Gomes officially became a City player yesterday.

Gomes, who has just turned 18, is being snapped up on a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain after his contract with the French club expired at the end of June.

The defensive midfielder has been training with City's first-team squad in America but the Premier League champions decided to wait for his 18th birthday to avoid the bureaucracy that goes with signing a European player under that age.

Pep Guardiola has been mightily impressed with what he's seen from the teenager in training - but who actually is he and what do we know about him? Gomes, 18, came through the youth ranks at PSG but never made a senior appearance for the Ligue 1 club.

A defensive midfielder, he's represented France at U16, U17 and U18 levels, making a total of 36 appearances across the three age ranges. …

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