Manchester United are fearful that academy wonderkid Angel Gomes will join Barcelona this summer.
The 17-year-old became the youngest player to play for United since Duncan Edwards’ debut for the club in 1953.
The playmaker formed part of England’s World Cup-winning U17 side last month and already captains United’s U18 side.
However, Gomes is yet to sign professional terms with the club and the Red Devils noted comments from his father last week that ‘every club in Europe’ is looking at the youngster.
Barcelona have scouted Gomes is on a number of occasions and United fear the playmaker has his heart set on a move to the Camp Nou, according to the Sun.
United would be due a compensation fee should Gomes move to Spain but it would be a paltry sum for a player they’ve groomed since the age of nine.
Mourinho could give Gomes playing time in the FA Cup at the turn of the year in a bid to show him he can break into the first-team at United but the club face an anxious wait for the teenager’s decision.
Published at Sun, 05 Nov 2017 10:41:15 +0000