Back in 2017, Manchester City’s acquisition of Claudio Gomes from Paris Saint-Germain was seen as a big deal.
The young defensive midfielder was one of the brighter prospects of the Ligue 1 side’s academy, and the fact they lost him on a free was a bit of a blow.
Good things were expected from Gomes, with hope that tutelage under Pep Guardiola would see him continue his development and ultimately become a first-team player.
However, things haven’t quite gone to plan, and the 19-year-old wants to try something different, which is why he’s changed agents.
Originally with Stellar Agency, Gomes has now decided to trust Badou Sambague, who manages the likes of Mohamed Simakan and Timothy Weah, in hope of finding himself a new club in the summer.
RMC Sport are the ones reporting this, claiming the midfielder ‘isn’t against’ moving to a Ligue 1 club permanently.
However, all that’s arrived on his desk so far are loans, with Rennes, Lille and another unnamed French club ‘starting negotiations’ around a temporary deal with a view to buy.
It’s revealed there’s also ‘foreign competition’, but all Gomes wants is to play first-team football, which he didn’t manage to do with PSV Eindhoven this campaign, spending all of his time with the U21s instead.
He is under contract with Manchester City until 2023, meaning they currently hold all the power, and if they have plans for him down the line, they might prefer him to go out on loan instead of selling him permanently.