Manchester United have always been brilliant when it comes to nurturing young players and turning them into superstars. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been more-than-willing to continue that mantra where possible.
However, it’s not always possible to please everyone. In six months time, the contracts of both Tahith Chong and Angel Gomes will expire. Understandably, the pair are likely to be frustrated at a lack of playing time, though there’s only so many games in a season…
Anyway, it seems as though the club are doing all they can in regards to Gomes. According to The Sun in an exclusive, United are set to make a last-ditch treble-your-wages contract offer to the superstar 19-year-old Gomes with his deal expiring.
United are ‘desperate’ to keep ahold of one of their ‘prized assets’ and they’re keen to press ahead with terms over the next few weeks.
Gomes currently earns £10,000-a-week though United would be willing to boost his terms to £30,000-a-week.
The England youth player won’t be short of options, mind. His reps have held talks with Spanish and Italian clubs, while both Chelsea and Leicester City have also shown an interest.
If a new deal is signed, United would be open to sending Gomes out on loan while Solskjaer has assured him there is a path to a regular spot in the senior side.
Honestly, I understand both parties. United don’t think he’s quite ready whereas Gomes wats to be playing every week. It’s a tricky situation but I maintain the stance that the 20-time Premier League champions shouldn’t bow down for anyone…