The manager of 15-goal Morecambe winger Carlos Mendes Gomes has expressed frustration about continuing links out of the side, including to Rangers.

Explosive former Atletico Madrid youth winger Gomes continues to impress for the Shrimps and added to his burgeoning reputation with a brace and an assist in his side’s 4-3 weekend win over Oldham Athletic in League Two.

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15-goal winger Mendes Gomes has had an impressive season at Morecambe with links to Rangers intensifying ahead of the summer window. (Photo by Lewis Storey/Getty Images)

It’s a big jump from the English fourth tier to Ibrox Stadium and far from rule out any Gers interest, manager Derek Adams simply expressed frustration the player was being linked with a move out of the Mazuma Stadium.

“It’s not beneficial for me, the club or Carlos to say what the situation is, but I’m very comfortable with it as I’ve said all along,” said Adams [the Visitor].

“Until there’s a bid put in for any of our players, speculation is all it is.

“It is a good thing to have though. If other clubs are being linked with your players, it means something positive must be happening.

“Carlos is a fantastic boy, you can tell that by his work ethic in training and in games.”

Senegal born Mendes Gomes, 22, has had an unconventional route into football, first spending time in the youth academies of La Liga sides Getafe and Atletico Madrid.

After moving to England, the winger started turning out for West Didsbury & Chorlton before earning his move to Morecambe in 2018.

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Morecambe boss Derek Adams has claimed the situaiton is “not beneficial” to anyone at the club. (Photo by Lewis Storey/Getty Images)

According to Transfermarkt, Mendes Gomes’ contract expires at the end of this season and after pulling in impressive numbers, Championship Blackburn Rovers are also said to be interested.

Whilst the future of Carlos Mendes Gomes remains up in the air, Rangers have announced their intentions to get another two key first teamers signed up ahead of the new campaign.

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