Manchester United to offer Angel Gomes deal to ward off Barcelona

Manchester United will offer rising star Angel Gomes a new contract to stave off interest from Barcelona, according to reports.

The 19-year-old has broken into Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first-team squad this season, making four appearances including two starts in the Europa League to date.

Gomes has made four Premier League appearances for the Red Devils but is yet to start for the club in England’s top flight.

According to both the Daily Mail and The Sun, the England Under-20s star will now be offered a new contract at Old Trafford amid reported interest from the Spanish champions.

Journalist Fabrizio Romano has suggested the Under-17 World Cup winner from two years ago is now "close" to agreeing a new deal at United.

The Manchester Evening News claimed in May that the Blaugrana were monitoring a potential deal for the highly-rated youngster.

Gomes has captained England at under-16, under-17 and under-18 levels and is the son of the Angolan-born former Portugal under-21 international Gil Gomes.

He debuted for the Manchester giants under former boss Jose Mourinho in May 2017 but has been a bit-part figure in the first-team squad since and was an unused substitute in the 3-1 victory at Paris Saint-Germain in March.

Gomes is out of contract at the Old Trafford in the summer of 2020 which has left his future in question.

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