- Angel Gomes has ended his 14-year stay at Old Trafford for a move to Lille
- The youngster found it difficult to break into United's starting line up
- Having grown through the ranks at United, Gomes only made his senior debut in 2017
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Man United youngster Angel Gomes has confirmed his departure from the club in a heartfelt message to fans.
Gomes has found game time hard to come by at Old Trafford, leaving him with no choice but to leave in search of a new club.
The teenage star allowed his deal to run at out at United, rejecting a new offer from the Red Devils.
Chelsea were previously understood to be keen on a move and looked set to seal an agreement after advanced talks
However, little progress was made in regard with the transfer as he finally joins Ligue One side Lille on a five-year deal.
Gomes has since broken his silence on his departure, sharing a lengthy Instagram post with a message of gratitude towards fans, players and the staff.
"It took me a while because it’s not been easy to put my emotions into words. Sadly the time has come to end of a beautiful chapter that has been my life for 14 years. Being from Salford, Manchester United is all I have ever known," he posted.
"I wish the club and everyone involved the best of luck, you will all be missed more than you can imagine. I also want to thank the fans, your support hasn’t gone unnoticed. Once a red always a red," he concluded.
Meanwhile, his exit came at a time it was believed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was keen to convince the youngster to extend his stay at Old Trafford.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Victor Osimhen’s 18 goals for French Ligue 1 side Lille at the just concluded season have not gone unnoticed as the youngster has been named in Europe’s best U-21 team.
Osimhen made 38 appearances for Lille at the recently ended season before he finally sealed a mouthwatering deal to join Italia Serie A outfit Napoli.
Napoli completed the transfer agreement for the Nigerian striker for fee plus an array of potential bonuses that takes the deal up to €50 million (about N23 billion).
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