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Who is Manchester City midfielder Claudio Gomes?

ALL SMILES: Claudio Gomes celebrates after our Community Shield triumph in August

ALL SMILES: Claudio Gomes celebrates after our Community Shield triumph in August

French teenager Claudio Gomes has been named as a substitute for Manchester City’s Carabao Cup fourth round clash with Fulham at the Etihad.

The 18-year-old French defensive midfielder joined City in the summer.

He moved to us from Paris Saint Germain, having made five appearances for the Ligue 1 champions’ Under-23 side in the UEFA Youth League last season.

The highly-rated teenager has also represented France at various youth levels and is the current captain of Les Bleus’ Under-18s team, having gained extensive international experience at Under-16 and Under-17s level too.

Claudio is quick, strong and an excellent tackler with great vision and energy.

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After sealing his move to City in the summer, he featured for the first team on our summer tour to the United States after impressing in training, coming on as a substitute in the games against Liverpool and Bayern Munich.

And he has already won silverware with the Club this season, having made a late appearance as a substitute in our Community Shield win over Chelsea in August.

Since the start of the domestic season, Claudio has been furthering his development by becoming a key figure in the Club’s EDS squad and has also captained Paul Harsley's side on a number of occasions.

And he could now get another chance to press his claims to manager Pep Guardiola this evening.


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