It’s sure to be an exciting summer for Morecambe’s Carlos Mendes Gomes, with a host of clubs interested in signing the winger.
The 22-year-old has enjoyed a real breakthrough campaign in League Two, scoring 12 goals in the league to help the team as they look to win promotion to the third tier.
That would be an outstanding achievement for all connected to Morecambe, but even if they do go up, they will face a battle to keep Gomes as he is out of contract in the summer.
Therefore, an exit feels inevitable and there is already a lot of interest in the Senegal-born attacker.
But, where will he end up? Here we assess the paths open to the player…
The Sun have revealed that the Scottish champions have been monitoring Gomes and if they offer a contract to the player it’s going to be hard for him to turn them down.
They can provide him with the opportunity to win trophies, as well as Champions League football next season, which would surely be a dream for Gomes.
He may struggle to break into the XI initially, but working with Steven Gerrard could help take his game up a few levels.
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Head to Blackburn
Alternatively, Blackburn are also known to be checking on Gomes, and they will also be an attractive option to the player.
Unlike Rangers, you can see a clearer path to the first-team at Ewood Park and Tony Mowbray has shone over the years that he is very good at developing younger players, although he may not be in charge next season.
It would be a big step up for the attacker, but it’s one that he could handle.
Hold out for elsewhere
Unsurprisingly, other Championship clubs are believed to be interested in Gomes, so he won’t be short of offers when he is available on a free.
It’s a huge decision for the player as he will be entering his peak years, so he needs to ensure he picks the right offer financially and from a football perspective.
You can’t imagine Premier League clubs would take a chance on him just yet, but Gomes should be playing at a good level next season after his superb individual campaign.