Arsenal are monitoring the situation with Manchester United’s Angel Gomes, as his current club set a May 21st deadline for contract talks.
The Daily Mail report that Arsenal are monitoring Manchester United teenager Angel Gomes as he approaches the end of his contract. The 19-year-old has a deal lasting until this summer, but isn’t making progress on an extension.
Even though they have until late June to reach an agreement with Gomes, United set earlier internal deadlines in these situations. As a result, they want a decision on the youngster by May 21st.
The midfielder is drawing interest from Barcelona, Inter Milan, Borussia Dortmund, Arsenal and Chelsea. The Premier League pair would have to pay a fairly substantial compensation fee, despite his contract. But still less than a normal transfer fee.
It certainly wouldn’t be a big surprise to see Gomes moving on. After making his Premier League debut three years ago and regularly impressing for the youth teams, he’s still only up to 10 senior appearances (three starts).
Not only that, but the recent decision to cancel the u23 season means another campaign in the second-tier of youth football for United.
They’re the only big-six club not to have a team in the top tier. Whilst City, Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal and Spurs all face each other, Gomes and United play against Stoke, Norwich, West Brom and West Ham.
Clearly, Gomes isn’t getting a good deal in terms of senior opportunities or youth opportunities. With a lot of technical ability, 17 goals contributions in 25 PL2 appearances and England u20 experience, perhaps it’s worth Arsenal making an offer.