Leeds United snap up former Liverpool midfielder Madger Gomes

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LEEDS UNITED have made an addition to their academy ranks by signing ex-Liverpool midfielder Madger Gomes on a three-year deal.

The 20-year-old Spaniard is linking up with United’s development squad after leaving Anfield three weeks ago.

Liverpool signed Gomes, a left-footed midfielder who has been capped by Spain at youth level, from Villarreal in 2014 but the youngster failed to break in the Premier League side’s first-team squad and was not a regular for their Under-23s.

Leeds, however, have taken a chance on him following his release and will involve him in their development squad initially with a view to the midfielder training with the club’s senior players.

Gomes told United’s official website: “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.”

Elland Road.
 Picture : Jonathan Gawthorpe

Elland Road. Picture : Jonathan Gawthorpe

United’s academy at Thorp Arch is undergoing more change this summer following the recent takeover by Andrea Radrizzani.

The club are in the process of recruiting a new Under-23s coach after Jason Blunt quit the club to take up an academy job with Cornish non-league side Mousehole.

Leeds released four of their more experienced development-squad players in May - Jack Vann, Alex Purver, Billy Whitehouse and Michael Taylor - and are looking to strengthen their line-up before the start of the new season.

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.

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