Man Utd hold contract talks with Angel Gomes as Barcelona prepare to snatch academy star on free transfer

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MANCHESTER UNITED are reportedly in talks with teenage starlet Angel Gomes about extending his contract as Barcelona monitor his situation.

The 19-year-old attacking midfielder – who joined the Red Devils’ academy when he was just six – is in the last year of his deal at Old Trafford.

Manchester United academy graduate Angel Gomes has just one year left on his deal
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United fans have raved about the performances of Gomes during his previous outings for the club, while he starred for the Premier League side during pre-season.

And he was finally rewarded with his first start in the 1-0 win against Astana in the Europa League on Thursday night.

According to the Manchester Evening News, United want to commit the England youth international down to a new contract at the Theatre of Dreams.

However they claim that they are not yet close to a breakthrough with the player’s representatives.

They also state that Barcelona are tracking the exciting prospect and are ready to snap him up should he become available on a free transfer.

Another academy graduate that United will be keen to tie down is Dutch winger Tahith Chong – who also has just one year left.


But SunSport understands that Mason Greenwood is close to signing a new deal – with his weekly wage to rocket from £800 to £25,000-a-week.

Greenwood opened his account for United last night as he netted the only goal of the game against Astana.

Big things are expected of the 17-year-old, who has already featured for the senior side five times this campaign.



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