Done deal: Second striker exits Liverpool on deadline day
By Danny Wright
Liverpool have confirmed that striker Toni Gomes has signed for League Two side Forest Green Rovers on a season-long loan deal.
The Reds announced on their official Twitter account and official website on Thursday that Gomes, 18, had become the second striker of the day to exit Anfield on deadline day on a temporary basis after Divock Origi’s switch to Wolfsburg was completed earlier on.
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Gomes is one of the most exciting young strikers currently making a name for himself in the Merseyside club’s youth set-up and although he is yet to make a senior appearance, he has been in good form for the Under-18 and Under-23 sides in recent seasons.
The Guinea Bissau-born forward represents Portugal at international youth level and is known for his rapid pace and ability to find the back of the net.
The Reds announcement confirms that he is being loaned out to Forest Green with the view of him earning invaluable first-team experience which will no doubt see him get a better chance of reaching his lofty potential.
Football Insider Verdict
It’s going to be a really tough debut season in the Football League for Forest Green Rovers but Gomes has a great chance to write himself into the history of the village club. Gomes is a great talent and should be eyeing up the chance to play in a higher league within the next season or two. Hopefully for him, and for Liverpool, he can get enough starts to give him the chance to find the net on a regular basis this term. The better he plays, the more chance a Championship team might want him next season, and once that happens, his career can really start to lift off. It’s a good piece of business from Jurgen Klopp and co.
In other Liverpool news, a midfielder has also left Anfield on deadline day.
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