Angel Gomes is refusing to sign a new contract at Manchester United, according to the Manchester Evening News.
Gomes still has doubts about his chances of breaking into the first team and has rebuffed all efforts so far.
Chief football writer Samuel Luckhurst revealed the 19-year-old rejected United’s initial offer earlier this season as he is unsure about his future at the club.
The Red Devils submitted a new proposal to the teenager, but his representatives are reportedly ‘underwhelmed’ by the details.
Gomes has only made six appearances for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side in all competitions so far and his contract is set to expire next month – meaning he will be able to leave Old Trafford as a free agent. The Englishman has been discouraged by the Norwegian’s interest in Jadon Sancho, Jack Grealish and Jude Bellingham.
La Liga outfit Barcelona have been scouting the youngster over the course of the season, with Frank Lampard’s Chelsea also keeping tabs on him, and so, if he does end up leaving, he will have no shortage of suitors at his disposal.
As expected, loads of United fans blasted the transfer update on social media. While most fans took aim at the academy graduate, with one pleading with the club to “get rid” of him and another labelling him a ‘BTEC J-Lingz’ (Jesse Lingard), one supporter directed his ire at Solskjaer, tweeting “Ole is a fraud.”
Scroll through the rest of the scathing reactions below…
Get rid of him then! He’s a prospect but has proved nothing. If he doesn’t like competition and doesn’t want to fight for a place let him go.
— 🔰 Gaz Paine 🔰 (@gaz_paine) May 14, 2020
Let him go. If he was good enough he’d be playing. He doesn’t show the same desire as greenwood, chongy and williams. Any time he’s played for the firsts he’s straight on social media at FT taking snaps of him in changing room to build up his following. BTECH Jlingz in my opinion
— Mikey Mc Crory 🔰🔰 (@mikey_crory) May 14, 2020
If Gomes does not want to play for us get rid of him asap
— 🕷Financial Bear🐟 (@FinancialBear) May 14, 2020
Let him go!
— Vats 🇾🇪 (@UtdVats) May 14, 2020
Weak mentality. Look at Marcus, Brandon, Mason, if you working hard, you’ll get there
— 🇷🇺 (@UtdRusFan) May 14, 2020
Assuming he has a preordained right to start games, yeh!
He’s clearly done absolutely nothing for Ole to warrant starts. He’s believing his own hype. Good luck to him elsewhere.
(He ain’t getting game time at Chelsea either!)
— BKennedy (@barkennedy) May 14, 2020
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