Gelson Martins is a yet another winger of the long list to be produced at Sporting's famed academy. He First broke into the Sporting main team in the 2015-2016 season mainly used as a substitute for Joao Mario who had been shifted over to the RM position by new coach Jorge Jesus. In his first season he notched up 7 goals and 3 assists. In the 2016-2017 season it was his breakout season as he was able to show his talents on the grandest stage the UEFA Champions League with a notable performance vs Real Madrid in Spain. He was able to follow up his bag of tricks and pace with an end product which helped turn him into a star for Sporting. In that season he notched 6 goals and 10 assists. In the current 2017-2018 campaign Gelson has been able to add more goals in his end product and become one of the spearheads of the attack along another Sporting starlet Bruno Fernandes. This season so far he has notched up 11 goals and 8 assists for Sporting. All in all he is another top talent coming through from our academy and another talented winger from our ranks as well he might be seen as a potential prospect for certain clubs there has been premier league interest as well as interest from Dortmund ( I would love this move for him). His departure could depend on if Sporting qualify for next years Champions League. Strengths: Gelson is known for his blistering pace and his ability get past multiple opponents. He has a bag of tricks and is a nightmare for any fullback very much in the mold of a young Nani at Sporting. His ability to get in behind this season and finish chances has been happy improvement and his ability to set up his teammates as well. Gelson could be a solid player coming off the bench for Portugal in this years World Cup to provide a bit of pace and unpredictability in the offense. Weaknesses: Gelsons light Frame and strength could be seen as a problem for potential premier league interest as we know the physical nature of the team. Gelson can sometimes be caught disappearing from games but he is still young. Gelson isn't very expressive but he has short lapses for example takin his shirt off in Sporting match 1 week ago which made him miss the clash with Porto last Friday.