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Manchester United missed chance to land Portuguese ace

gomes.jpgFans in the Football Transfer Tavern are currently YouTubing videos of Portuguese international Andre Gomes before the England game.

That is because according to The Mirror, Manchester United missed out on the midfield prodigy after Valencia owner Peter Lim refused to sell the Benfica star.

Reports suggest that both Manchester United and their rivals Manchester City tried to lure the rising star to the Premier League with bids in excess of £14 million.

Lim, a billionaire investment tycoon, bought the economic rights for Gomes in January for £11.8 million and sent him out on loan to his own La Liga side

The third-party owner then blocked the move, leaving the 21-year-old to ply his trade in Spain this season.

Many believe the midfielder will flourish in the Spanish top flight this season with reports suggesting that he will be an integral part of the Portuguese national side by the time 2016 European Championships start.

He has already represented his country in the lower age groups and last season he scored seven goals in Benfica’s impressive Primeira Liga title winning season.

Manchester United and City fans. It seems like Gomes is one for the future but is third party ownership just too much hassle? Let us know your thoughts below.

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BT Sport

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