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Leeds United set for first summer transfer deal as midfielder agrees switch

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Leeds United midfielder Madger Gomes is set to depart the club on a permanent deal this summer, according to a reliable football journalist.

Prominent Leeds journalist Phil Hay, of the Yorkshire Evening Post, has revealed on Twitter that Gomes is set to join FC Sochaux.

Gomes only joined Leeds last summer after departing Liverpool and he signed a three-year deal with the club.

But just one year into that long contract and the former Spain under-18 international has decided to move on with a switch to France on the cards.

Sochaux play in Ligue 2 – the second tier of French football – and they finished in mid-table last season.

Gomes will leave Leeds after playing just two senior games for the club – both of which came in the EFL Cup and only one of which was a start.

The 21-year-old, who started his career at Villarreal before his move to England, is now set for a Leeds exit to kick-start his career elsewhere.

It is the first piece of transfer activity at Elland Road this summer, despite plenty of speculation linking players with moves to and from the club and, of course, the managerial situation is yet to be concluded.

The Verdict

After handing the young midfielder a three-year deal, it is surprising to see him depart after serving just one of those years.

But he was not getting close to the first-team really and there are other young options instead of Madgers.

Hay has not reported whether a fee is involved but Leeds will be hoping that Sochaux have paid them something to add to their transfer kitty ahead of a crucial summer.

Leeds fans – What do you make of this? Let us know below…


NCTJ-qualified journalist - University of Birmingham undergraduate - King's College London postgraduate - Coventry City and West Ham United

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