We’ve completed our fourth transfer of the summer, ladies and gents…
And this one cost us a transfer fee!
Liverpool have signed Charlton Athletic’s prodigal teenage defender Joe Gomez for £3.5m, confirmed the official website today.
The 18-year-old centre-back has signed a long-term deal, and is a regular for the England Under-19s.
Gomez told Liverpoolfc.com: “It’s a dream come true. It’s a bit surreal and it hasn’t really hit me yet. But I’m buzzing and just excited to get started.
“The club has got great history and it’s a great club, and one that I’ve always been following from when I was young.
“The style of football and the top players here was somewhere that I wanted to go and get better and learn, and play good football. It was an easy decision.”
We reckon Gomez will be sent back on loan to the Championship next term, in order to maximise his playing time and his development.
We’ve got very high hopes for him. Good luck, Joe.