Transfer buzz reverberates around the football community as Brazilian star, Fabio Gomes, plants roots in Sydney FC’s spearhead position for the forward line. His transition to the Sky Blues falls under a transfer agreement to borrow his skills from Atletico Minero for a single season, which sets the stage for a promising campaign.
This noticeable shift was instigated by the departure of English forward Adam Le Fondre, who departed Sydney for Scottish club Hibernian during the off-season. Now, the towering 192cm Gomes is prepared to assume the mantle and fill the gap his predecessor left.
Playing up his strengths, 26-year-old Gomes relayed, “I’m a tall competitor, blessed with speed and my heading game is robust. My goals are straightforward; elevate my team, net various goals, garner a multitude of titles, and ultimately engrave my name into the annals of this club’s history.”
Gomes, previously sharing the field with Brazilian and former Sky Blues’ ace Bobo at Oeste, carries a diverse playing portfolio. His past affiliations include stints with football clubs in Japan, Portugal, and the US, where he served a season on New York Red Bulls’ lineup.
Upon bagging the offer to showcase his abilities with Sydney FC, Gomes expressed his instant acceptance with, “I didn’t blink before uttering ‘yes’. I did my homework on the club and the team’s skills are obviously top-tier. I’m particularly fond of the team’s composition.”
His motivation and eagerness to align with the Sky Blues did not go unnoticed. Sydney FC’s coach, Steve Corica, lauded his new signee, believing Gomes would be an impeccable addition to the five-time A-league champions. “Having lured in a player of Fabio’s pedigree, I’m eagerly awaiting his inaugural performance on the pitch,” Corica said, “He will lend a fresh angle to our attacking third. I harbor no doubts about his ability to rattle our adversaries. With the credit of being invigorating and a bold attacker who can net goals through either foot or his head, he is precisely the player we need.”
The Sky Blues will test their mettle in their upcoming match this Sunday. They face Western United in an adrenaline-fueled Australia Cup quarter-final encounter at Leichhardt Oval.