Morecambe Football Club confirms the transfer of Carlos Mendes Gomes to Championship side Luton Town for an undisclosed fee.
Carlos joined the Shrimps in May 2018 and played 91 games in all competitions over 3 years, but it was in 2020/2021 that he really had his breakthrough season, scoring 16 goals, including the penalty that clinched promotion at Wembley.
Not only did Carlos score and create crucial goals, he also demonstrated an attitude, work ethic and dedication to his defensive responsibilities that made him one of the standout players in the whole of League Two.
“We hugely appreciate the contribution that Carlos made to Morecambe FC and enjoyed watching his rapid development as a player under the club’s excellent coaching staff, within both the Academy and the First Team setup.”
“We knew that we would not be able to secure his services beyond the 2021/2022 season and therefore we spoke to several football clubs that have been tracking Carlos’s progress. We were keen for him to move to a club at Championship-level with a proven track record of developing young players. Luton Town stands out in that regard, and a deal was struck that both clubs are happy with.”
“Achieving our vision to be sustainable and competitive at League One level means making good decisions and, when appropriate, striking excellent deals that allow further investment into every aspect of the club. This is exactly that. We want Morecambe FC to become renowned for developing young talents like Carlos and achieving the right balance between enjoying their contribution on the football pitch before wishing them well as they progress up the pyramid with clubs that have the right ethos.”
“Everyone at the club wishes Carlos all the best at Luton. He is a player with an incredibly bright future, and we are proud to have played such a key role in his development.”