Ole Gunnar Solskjaer appears to confirm Manchester United starlet Angel Gomes will leave Red Devils on Tuesday amid Chelsea links
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has appeared to confirm Angel Gomes’ Manchester United career is over.
The Red Devils academy graduate has made 10 first-team appearances for Man United, but he has struggled for playing time this season.
The emergence of Mason Greenwood, as well as the January signing of Bruno Fernandes, has pushed Gomes further down the pecking order at Old Trafford.
And it looks like Solskjaer has conceded defeat in keeping the 19-year-old midfielder, whose contract expires on Tuesday.
The United boss admitted on Gomes: “I’ve got no news, nothing, so it doesn’t look like it.”
Asked to further clarify if the youngster was leaving Man United, Solskjaer added: “To be honest, I’ve not heard from them last night or this morning.
“So it seems like that they haven’t managed to agree [a deal], so the answer is probably short and yes then.”
Former United manager Jose Mourinho gave Gomes his first-team debut at the age of 16 in May 2017.
He became the youngest player to feature for the Red Devils since Duncan Edwards.
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In May, reports claimed Chelsea were growing increasingly confident of signing Gomes on a free transfer this summer.
It is believed the Blues are willing to offer the England Under-20 international a £30,000-a-week deal.
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has placed his faith in the club’s youngsters this season by handing senior Blues debuts to EIGHT academy graduates, including Reece James and Billy Gilmour.
But Gomes could still find playing time hard to come by at Stamford Bridge, with attackers Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner on their way to west London.