Manchester United star Angel Gomes is considering leaving the club on a free transfer in the summer window due to the Red Devils interest in Birmingham City youngster Jude Bellingham. Gomes is out-of-contract on July 1 and several Premier League teams, including Chelsea, are interested in the talented youngster.
Despite making his debut in May 2017, the 19-year-old has only made 10 first-team appearances so far in his United career, with six of them coming this season.
And according to The Sun, Gomes is concerned by United’s interest in Jude Bellingham, as both plays in a similar position.
United have made a last-ditch effort to convince Gomes to commit the next stage of his career to the club by offering him nearly double his current salary.
Gomes is reportedly already earning £17,000-a-week and United are offering to increase this to around £30,000-a-week plus add-ons, including bonuses for appearances, goals and trophies won.
MUST TRY – Football quiz questions and answers: 15 questions and answers for your home pub quiz
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has tried to reassure Gomes that there is a path to a regular spot in the senior side.
However, the attacking midfielder has already seen players younger than himself break into United’s first-team, with 18-year-old Mason Greenwood having made 36 appearances for Solskjaer this campaign.
United’s offer to Gomes is structured in a similar way to the deal that was handed to Tahith Chong, who signed a two-year contract extension in March.
Juventus working on Paul Pogba swap – Man Utd to be offered choice between two players [TRANSFER NEWS]
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp tipped to seal £141m ‘big statement’ transfers for two stars [TRANSFER NEWS]
Barcelona offer nine players to Premier League clubs with Antoine Griezmann up for grabs [TRANSFER NEWS]
- Man Utd’s Old Trafford capacity expansion plans derailed
However, Untied pursuit of Bellingham could end up being a major factor in whether Gomes stays.
The Red Devils tried to sign the 16-year-old in January and while Birmingham managed to keep hold of their talented midfielder, he is expected to leave St Andrew’s this summer.
United face competition from Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea for Bellingham, however, they are confident they have done enough to convince him to make the switch to Old Trafford this summer.
The £30million-rated youngster has already been given a tour of the club’s Carrington training facilities, where he met Solskjaer, United chief Ed Woodward and Sir Alex Ferguson.
- Juventus chief warns Man Utd star Paul Pogba about transfer demands
Bellingham currently earns around £145-a-week with Birmingham, as he is on an academy wage, but could become one of the highest-paid teenagers in world football if he secures a move to United.
There have been reports that United are willing to offer Bellingham a long-term deal worth almost £100,000-a-week if he agrees to join them.
And unlike Gomes, Bellingham is already getting lots of competitive football under his belt.
Bellingham has become a first-team regular at the Blues and has already scored four goals and provided three assists in 32 games in the Championship for the club.
Source: Read Full Article