€20m-rated attacker could leave Man United this summer
Angel Gomes is leaving Man United after 14 years after deciding not to extend his deal with the club. U20 England international has said his goodbyes to his fellow Red Devils footballers after turning down a lucrative offer to commit his future to Theatre of Dreams.
Angel became Red Devils youngest footballer since Duncan Edwards when he replaced Wayne Rooney as a 16-year-old in 2017, but he has grown frustrated at a lack of first-team chances. Gomes was thought to be close to signing a new contract but his continued absence from the first-team squad convinced him that his future lies away from club.
Amid the substitutes’ bench increasing from seven to nine since English football’s restart, Angel has not been named in any of the three match-day squads. Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer assured the Englishman in talks that chances would come, but he has only played 291 minutes of first-team football this campaign.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was never sufficiently impressed by the 19-year-old playmaker’s form in the senior squad to give him extended chances and the club were wary about sending him out on loan in the final year of his deal.
They feared they would merely be putting him in the shop window. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would also prefer to pick players who have committed their future to the club, hence his hesitance to throw Angel in.
Angel, meanwhile, thinks he’s set to make the step up and, ultimately, it was the lack of chance that saw him consider his future elsewhere. Gomes has been linked with a move to Chelsea and Blaugrana but is not thought to have settled on a new destination as of yet.