Mick Harford makes interesting Carlos Mendes Gomes transfer claim amid Sunderland interest
Mick Harford says Luton Town beat several clubs to the signature of Carlos Mendes Gomes amid speculation linking him with Sunderland.
Morecambe’s promotion hero sealed a move to the Championship side on Saturday, ending weeks of speculation surrounding his future.
Lee Johnson’s side were among the teams – including Rangers and Hull City – reportedly keen on the 22-year-old before he moved to Kenilworth Road.
Hatters assistant boss Harford revealed: “It is a signing that numerous other clubs were beaten to, so I hope that is what makes it even better.
"We’re signing a really, really exciting player that can play across the front in any position, as a number ten, a striker and we believe he is going to excite the crowd.
“It is quite an exciting pre-season in terms of who we have tried to bring in and how we’re trying to evolve and take the club forward, with younger, more exciting players.”