Man Utd open contract talks with starlet over fears Barcelona could swoop

Date published: Friday 20th September 2019 8:40

Manchester United have opened contract talks with midfielder Angel Gomes over fears he could be snapped up by Barcelona, according to a report.

Gomes made his first start in the senior United team in Thursday’s 1-0 Europa League win over Astana, in which fellow youngster Mason Greenwood was the match-winner with a goal in the second half.

According to the Manchester Evening News, Gomes – whose current United deal expires next summer – has entered into discussions with the club over a new deal, but neither side are close to making a breakthrough.

The newspaper says that Barcelona are interested in the 19-year-old, and with him being in the final year of his contract, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side allegedly want to tie him down to avoid the possibility of the Spanish giants making a move.

United return to Premier League action on Sunday afternoon when they travel to the London Stadium to face West Ham.

 

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