Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed that midfielder Angel Gomes is all set to leave Old Trafford at the end of this month.
The Red Devils opted against offering the 19-year-old a short-term extension until the end of the season as they looked to tie him down for the long term but Solskjaer says no agreement with the player has been reached:
“Got no news, nothing. So doesn’t look like it. To be honest, I’ve not heard from them last night or this morning, it seems like they haven’t managed to agree so the answer is probably short and yes, then.”
Chelsea and Barcelona have been linked with Gomes in recent months, and United would only be entitled to training compensation if the player opts to leave and join either of those two clubs.
The major concern for the teenager is believed to be a lack of first-team opportunities, although it is thought that the salary that United have offered is also below the player’s expectations.
The Manchester club did make an improved offer to Gomes after their initial contract proposal was rejected earlier this year, but it appears talks have not progressed as hoped.