Man United looking to tie down talented youngster
Manchester United have reportedly opened contract talks with young midfielder Angel Gomes amid interest from La Liga giants Barcelona.
Gomes is arguably one of Man United’s most exciting talents and is quickly making a name for himself at Old Trafford.
The English midfielder has been at the Red Devils since the age of six.
Gomes scored six goals and assisted five in the Premier League’s youth league last campaign.
That saw him feature for the first team at times late last season.
While he’s yet to make a Premier League appearance this season, Gomes was one of several young talents who were given the chance to impress in the Europa League clash with FC Astana on Thursday.
Now, after breaking into the first team again, Man United are looking to reward him.
Barcelona interest the catalyst?
According to the MEN, Manchester United have opened contract talks with Gomes.
It’s said that club officials are ‘eager’ to tie him down to a new deal, with his current contract set to expire next summer.
Interestingly, the MEN also report that Gomes has generated interest from Barcelona.
They claim: ‘The MEN understands United are not currently close to a breakthrough with Gomes’s representatives and the England youth international has generated interest from Barcelona’.
Talks with Gomes could then be a result of fears that Barcelona could poach the youngster.
The MEN also make a point to mention Gomes is close friends with Jadon Sancho and could be ’emboldened’ by his success abroad.
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