Manchester United transfer target Andre Gomes has told FC Barcelona that he wants to leave the Camp Nou this summer, according to AS, translated by The Sun.
Before the turn of the year, the aforementioned English media outlet claimed that the Red Devils were closing in on a move to sign the Portugal midfielder, and after this latest revelation, there could be some truth in the rumour.
Gomes, 24, has largely struggled during his time in Catalonia, and it makes sense that he wants to leave, particularly after being largely on the periphery of things since his move to Spain a couple of years ago.
Personally, I think this move has some weight behind it. United will be losing Michael Carrick in the summer, perhaps Marouane Fellaini, too, who is yet to pen a new Old Trafford contract.
Gomes would fit in nicely in Manchester. He’s fairly agile, good on the ball and an excellent passer. He could well be that third midfielder to sit in alongside Nemanja Matic and Paul Pogba, but he’d likely come at a relatively hefty price. However, if there is a club in world football that can afford it, United certainly can…