An update has emerged on former Portsmouth trialist Madger Gomes, regarding his latest club.
Crewe Alexandra have officially confirmed the signing of ex-Portsmouth trialist Madger Gomes on a two-year contract following his exit from Doncaster Rovers on a free transfer.
Pompey handed the Spaniard a trial earlier this summer before opting against offering him a deal to stay at the south coast club for the 2021/22 campaign.
This update on Gomes’ future has proven that Danny Cowley and Portsmouth made the right call by not offering him a deal at Fratton Park. With all due respect to Crewe, the midfielder landing at the Mornflake Stadium suggests that Pompey made the correct decision as no clubs competing for promotion out of League One were willing to take a chance on him.
For starters, being released by Doncaster was not a promising sign for Gomes. They finished 14th in League One last season, which was six places lower than Portsmouth, so why would a player who couldn’t make the grade there be good enough for Pompey?
Of course, sometimes players don’t click with managers or they are unable to settle into an area, or with their teammates, and there are other mitigating factors that could cause a player to underperform. However, Gomes ending up at Crewe instead of one of the teams chasing promotion shows that he may simply not have the quality to make it at the top end of the division.
Crewe finished 12th in League One last season and currently sit in the relegation zone with one point on the board after five matches. They are 23rd in the table after losing of their five games, scoring once, and this highlights why Pompey were right to pass up on the chance to sign Gomes, as the best he has been able to do since his trial at the club has been to sign for a club in trouble at the bottom end of the third tier.
Gomes could now go and have a stormer of a season for Crewe and fire them up the table with some impressive midfield performances, but you can only judge a player on the evidence currently available and it does not look good for the £1.9k-per-week dud.
He averaged a dismal WhoScored rating of 6.49 in League One last term and, judging by the club who have decided to sign him, it appears unlikely that much will change this time around – meaning that Pompey made the right decision not to sign him.