Many were surprised Angel Gomes was not involved at all in United’s 6-0 win over Tranmere Rovers. Gomes was on the bench for the defeat to Burnley earlier in the week so it raised a few eyebrows when he was left out of the squad completely – despite traveling with the squad on the short trip to Merseyside.
Gomes has been tipped to do well at Manchester United and the appointment of Ole Gunnar Solskjær was believed to only benefit the young players like Gomes. But first-team appearances for Gomes this season have been few and far between.
Gomes, who turns 20 later this year, is out of contract in the summer and is free to talk to foreign clubs.
According to The Athletic, a number of European sides have made enquires for the creative midfielder but also mention that nothing has been decided yet and that a contract extension at Manchester United is still a possibility.
It seems a bit different than Tahith Chong, who seems to be holding the club to ransom. Many reports claim that Chong is asking for £35,000 per week and considering Mason Greenwood is only on £25,000 per week, it is unlikely the club would allow it.
Back to Gomes. The Athletic say that a departure in the summer is a ‘realistic possibility’ and that’s pretty straight forward. It’s easy for a young players head to be turned and the club can no longer prevent foreign clubs from contacting his entourage directly.
Losing Gomes would be a great loss for United and one they certainly should be trying to avoid.