There is only player in Manchester United’s senior squad whose contract expires this summer – Angel Gomes.
The 19-year-old has found himself subject to various transfer rumours and speculation over the past couple of months, as he will be available on a free come June.
Such a scenario seems to have shades of Paul Pogba’s situation back in 2012, when the player grew frustrated with his lack of playing time. Similar to the Frenchman, Gomes has come through the ranks at United with a very high reputation, but is yet to fully showcase his talent on the main stage.
Sky Sports’ journalist James Cooper though, has shed some light on the player’s future. He claims that ‘the signs are positive’, particularly with the club rebuilding their squad around such young talents.
In fact, Gomes is the only one of his peers to have not extended his deal, with the club being keen on tying down their highly-regard prospects to inline with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s fresh new philosophy.
It appears the Red Devils have placed an offer on the table, but the Englishman appears to be reluctant to commit just yet. Is he holding our for a better deal, or is he in search of first-team minutes elsewhere?
Cooper also cites that a decision will have to be made whether Gomes would head out on loan should he extend with United, to help benefit his development.
On paper, this route would seem the most beneficial to take, for the sake of both the player and club.