Former Manchester United ace Angel Gomes has signed for Lille after leaving Old Trafford last month.
According to Sky Sports, he has been immediately shipped out on loan to Boavista following his arrival at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy.
Gomes, 19, left the Red Devils in July after rejecting a new deal to stay at the club.
The England U20 international started his career at Man United, making his first-team debut in May 2017, becoming the youngest player to play for the club since Duncan Edwards in 1953 in the process.
He won the U17 World Cup in 2017 but found his chances limited under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Gomes merely made eight appearances for the Norwegian since he succeeded former boss Jose Mourinho in charge of Old Trafford.
The teenager bid an emotional farewell to his boyhood club on Instagram (via The Manchester Evening News).
Despite the lack of opportunities that came his way, United wanted the attacking midfielder to stay, but Gomes decided he was better off seeking a challenge elsewhere.
It’s a shame it never worked out for the winger, who was once compared to Brazilian great Ronaldinho.
A long-running dispute over his wages hardly helped his case for selection as Solskjaer demands the utmost commitment and dedication from his players but there is no denying the fact that the club legend rated him highly.
While United couldn’t persuade Gomes to put pen to paper, Ed Woodward may live to regret letting him leave for free.
Lille have developed a knack for turning prospects into world-class stars after Napoli signed Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen last week (via CGTN).
Gomes, who is currently valued at £3.24m via Transfermarkt, played six games in all competitions last season, taking 1.2 shots per game, averaging 1.4 key passes, and attempting at least one dribble on average (via WhoScored).
The diminutive midfielder has all the tools to become a valuable playmaker but he will have to ply his trade in Portugal for the first year of his new contract.
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