Manchester City have announced the signing of Claudio Gomes from Paris St Germain.
The 18-year-old French defensive midfielder made five appearances for the Ligue 1 champions’ Under-23 side in the UEFA Youth League last season.
Gomes has also represented France at various youth levels and is the current captain of Les Bleus’ Under-18s team.
He has already left a positive impression on City boss Pep Guardiola, who said: “He has been so good, so good.”
Guardiola did suggest, however, that Gomes may be sent out on loan, saying: “My opinion is that at that age you have to play. You need minutes, if not with us then with the second team.
“But it could be like what happened with Phil Foden and Brahim Diaz – he could stay with us, because from what we have seen in these days, the impression is good, so good.”
The player on City’s website as “quick, strong and an excellent tackler with great vision and energy.”
He is currently in the United States with City’s first-team squad and could feature in their remaining tour matches against Liverpool and Bayern Munich.