Leeds United fans were given a surprise on Tuesday when the club announced the arrival of a former Liverpool player.
It was not an addition to Thomas Christiansen’s first team, but rather to the development squad.
Twenty-year-old Madger Gomes has signed a three-year contract at Elland Road after being released by the Reds.
— LUFC Academy (@LUFCacademy) June 27, 2017
The Spaniard will go straight into the Under-23s, but on Leeds’ official website, the club stated that they hope to eventually integrate him into first-team training.
Since Andrea Radrizzani took full control of the Championship outfit, the club have moved quickly to bring in new recruits.
Christiansen was not the obvious choice as Garry Monk’s replacement, but he has pleased fans with the arrival of Polish midfielder Mateusz Klich.
While Gomes is unlikely to become a first-team regular any time soon, his arrival from Liverpool signifies that Leeds are attempting to improve their development side.
Fans reacted to the news of the youngster’s signing on Twitter, and many were surprised by the signing.
Very unexpected that boys ?
— chris brady ? (@carpitone) June 27, 2017
Where did this one come from loving these signings
— mr sean lundy (@slundy1) June 27, 2017
Very good signing for the academy ??
— Ayden (@face33) June 27, 2017
Great capture for the academy, summer is shaping up nicely ?
— Sean O'Neill (@sean_oneill89) June 27, 2017
— matt (@matt66411) June 27, 2017
— charlie (@CharlieEllzz) June 27, 2017
#LUFC Gomes is diamond like Vieira ?
— Shatner's Bassoon (@monkeybates) June 27, 2017
Hope this Gomes does well and can break through to the first team need some pace especially down the left . #lufc
— James (@jimmy_L_UFC) June 27, 2017