Rangers will need to stump up a “substantial fee” to sign ex-Atletico Madrid youth winger Carlos Mendes Gomes from English League Two Morecambe.

That’s according to a report in the print edition of the Scottish Sun [06/05/21, p.56] who also claim the talented 22-year-old winger is wanted by a host of Championship clubs.

Bolton Wanderers v Morecambe - Sky Bet League Two
Rangers face a “substantial fee” to sign Morecambe winger Carlos Mendes Gomes as his contract is set to be extended amid interest from a host of clubs. (Photo by Lewis Storey/Getty Images)

Brentford, Swansea, Sheffield Wednesday, Millwall and Rotherham have all been credited with an interest in the player whose contract is set to expire at the end of the season.

Normally, Rangers would be eager to exercise cross-border compensation rules to snap up a bargain with the Senegal-born star but the report reveals the Shrimps have an extension clause in the player’s deal.

This will force any interested suitors to stump up for 15-goal star who has lit up the English fourth tier this season.

Mendes Gomes’ journey into football is a very interesting one and the right-sided player spent time in the Atletico Madrid youth academy as a youngster.

However, after his family moved to England the winger found himself turning out for West Didsbury before moving to Morecambe in May 2018.

Morecambe v Barrow - Sky Bet League Two
The winger has been on impressive form this season and has 15 goals in the English fourth tier. (Photo by Lewis Storey/Getty Images)

The player’s manager Derek Adams has previously expressed much frustration regarding the continuing speculation around the “highly-rated” player.

Here’s what Adams had to say about the player’s future as links surrounding Rangers intensified in April.

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