Angel Gomes: 19-year-old forward completes switch from Man United to French club Lille

Angel Gomes: 19-year-old forward completes switch from Man United to French club Lille

- Angel Gomes and his advisors were unable to agree to a deal with Manchester United

- The player who had been a free agent since July 1 has finally joined French club Lille

- The 19-year-old will immediately proceed on loan to Portuguese outfit Boavista

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Angel Gomes has finally dumped Manchester United after he and his advisors failed to reach an agreement with the Old Trafford side as he joins French Ligue 1 side Lille, Sky Sports reports.

The 19-year-old will immediately proceed on loan to Portuguese outfit Boavista to continue his career development.

It was gathered that the 19-year-old had been with United since joining their academy at the age of six.

He featured in a total of ten matches for the Red Devils, including six appearances under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this season.

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United wanted Gomes to stay at the club and fulfill the potential that saw him win the Jimmy Murphy Young Player of the Year Award in 2017.

But Gomes decided it was time for a new challenge and will spend the season in Portugal after signing for French club Lille.

Angel Gomes: 19-year-old forward completes switch from Manchester United to French club Lille

Angel Gomes during a training session at former club Manchester United. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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Recall that Mason Greenwood dedicated his goal against Brighton at AmEx Stadium to Angel Gomes whose contract with United expired on Tuesday, June 30, and he has finally departed from the Old Trafford outfit.

Despite being widely regarded as one of the hottest emerging prospects, the United academy graduate did not break into the senior team.

Greenwood sprinted away in celebration after the opener before he made an 'A' sign in dedication to his pal Angel.

The two came through the ranks of United academy but unlike Greenwood, Gomes was unable to completely break into the senior team.

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Legit.ng earlier reported that Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is reportedly interested in signing the Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic to strengthen his squad for next season.

But the Croatian star whose contract with the Catalans expire in the summer of 2021 is not ready to leave Camp Nou just yet.

The 32-year-old joined the Blaugrana from Sevilla in July 2014 and has been an integral part of the squad since then.

However, Sunsport reports that the 2018 FIFA World Cup finalist would rather rejoin Los Palanganas in a deal worth about £9 million.

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