Gomes has caught the eye of a number of European giants, including Premier League rivals Chelsea as well as Barcelona and Borussia Dortmund, but United are reportedly unfazed by the transfer speculation despite the fact his current contract is set to expire at the end of next month. He will be able to leave as a free agent when the deal runs out.
Although Barca were genuinely interested in the England under-20 international, the La Liga leaders did not intend to give him first team football, which has been something of a disappointment to the teenager.
Sources told ESPN that the Blaugrana were actually looking to add the United academy graduate to Barcelona’s B team, rather than the senior side alongside superstars like Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann. The transfer saga has dragged on all year and there could well be plenty more twists to come in the weeks ahead.
Understandably, many Red Devils fans tore into the “selfish” youngster on social media once the news emerged, with one fan tweeting he is “overrated” and another adding that “he’s a joke.”
Take a look at some of the United fans’ reactions below…
You can’t help but laugh.
— ً (@utdrobbo) May 15, 2020
I’m crying 😭😭😭
— Fbref enthusiast (@UTDFuture) May 15, 2020
Gomes is too good FC in the dirt pic.twitter.com/p7gNfgeuYH
— Chrissy Shenkle (@SolskVAR) May 15, 2020
He’s a joke if he thinks he’s Barca first team level
— st3ve (@17dinobaby17) May 15, 2020
😂😂😂 mans not that good
— Adrian (@Adrian_tribe) May 15, 2020
Even the B team was not even asking for him.. all this is just to make man utd listen to his selfish desires no player is bigger than the club let alone a overrated player
— De Kick Chimz (@dechimz) May 15, 2020
The reality is that Gomes’ performances for the U23s have been equally as underwhelming as his performances for the first team. He’s done nothing to show that he is ready for the men’s game week in week out and now seems to be suffering from a bad case of Andreas Pereira Syndrome
— Jorbyn-19 (@DSLRSelfie) May 15, 2020
Me enjoying this Gomes saga pic.twitter.com/54S8ATTZ8y
— Somayreborn (@skzk_fumihiko) May 15, 2020
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