Manchester United’s contract dispute with Angel Gomes has been well documented by us here at Old Trafford Faithful. Quite frankly, I’d given up all hope of the Red Devils keeping the Englishman at the club.
That was until James Robson of the Evening Standard spoke out on the situation. It’s worth noting that Robson is pretty well connected with all things United, and the club still think there’s a chance Gomes will stay…
Apparently, United consider the 19-year-old Gomes, (and transfer target Jude Bellingham), a ‘generational talent’. Furthermore, they’re ‘desperately trying’ to convince the attacking midfielder that his future remains at Old Trafford.
However, United remain hopeful that a contract compromise will be reached, with a deal in excess of £30,000-a-week on the table for a player who has made just one first-team start.
After making his debut as a 16-year-old, Gomes has been used sparingly in the first-team. Most probably, that’s due to being slight in stature, which doesn’t look like changing anytime soon.
The question is, do United think Gomes is worth big money despite barely playing? Well, obviously they do, but I get the impression it’s more to keep him away from Chelsea as opposed to actually wanting to play the Englishman week-in-week-out themselves.
It’s a finely balanced situation that could go either way, though with Gomes having literally weeks left on his current deal, the Reds better act quickly…