The England U-19 defender Joe Gomez signed a permanent deal with Liverpool FC on Saturday after the club agreed a fee believed to be around a fee of £3.5m with his former club Charlton Athletic. The 18-year old also becomes the first buy of the season for the club.
Gomez called the move to Liverpool FC a ‘dream come true’. “It’s a bit surreal and it hasn’t really hit me yet,” said the defender in his first official interview with the club’s media. “But I’m buzzing and just excited to get started,” he added.
“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.”
The defender has regularly featured for the England U-17 squad that also won the 2014 UEFA European Under-17 Championship in Malta. Gomez was also named in the UEFA’s team of the tournament, which indicates that the player has a lot of potential.
Welcome to Liverpool FC Joe, YNWA.