Manchester United starlet Angel Gomes could be a target for FC Barcelona, according to The Sun.
The 17-year-old is yet to sign a professional contract at Man United despite being permitted to do so on his most recent birthday, which he celebrated on August 31st.
Gomes has drawn attention from Europe’s top clubs for many years, since a young age, and has often been linked to Barcelona. He joined United aged six, and has just returned from international duty where he captained England’s under-17s to World Cup glory in India.
Barcelona, according to The Sun, ‘sense there is a chance’ to take Gomes away from his boyhood club and over to the Nou Camp.
While Gomes is yet to sign a pro deal, and that is a minor worry, there are not believed to be worries at United about his future at the club.
He made his first team debut in the final Premier League game of last season, replacing then-captain Wayne Rooney as a substitute to become the club’s youngest player since the great Duncan Edwards. He also became the Premier League’s first 2000-born footballer.
Gomes’ father recently spoke of the interest surrounding his son across Europe. Gil Gomes is a former-footballer, who won the U20 World Cup with Portugal during his career.
He said, “today he is a player coveted by all the greats of Europe.”
Gomes was in action for United’s youth teams again just a day after the successful World Cup campaign came to a close with the Young Lions flying back to England.
He was a substitute in United’s UEFA Youth League game against Benfica last Wednesday.