Manchester United Braced For Another Pogba Saga As Juventus Prepare Move For Academy Youngster

Angel Gomes

One name that constantly features these days as Manchester United’s future prospect is Angel Gomes. We have all seen how exciting the 17-year-old can be, when he featured off the bench under Jose Mourinho.

Gomes, who is the cousin of former Red Devils’ winger Luis Nani, is currently shining for England in the Under-17 World Cup in India. That hasn’t stopped the talks back home as latest reports talk about how Juventus are looking with preying eyes at his current contract talks.

According to Calciomercato, the Bianconeri are ready to provide the youngster with the exit route should he decide to leave the club.

The youngster who turned 17 on August 31st is now eligible to sign his first professional contract with Manchester United but is yet to do so. Now, that could be due to the fact that he is involved with the national team in the World Cup but media is quick to question if he would follow the path of Paul Pogba.

Pogba was one of the best prospects at United but question marks over his role in the first team made him choose to join Juventus in 2012. The midfielder did come back to the club last year to become one of the key members for Mourinho.

Will Juventus use those cordial relations with the Red Devils to snare Gomes? It is being reported that the Serie A Champions will not make a move for the player unless he pushes to leave United.

Gomes is one of the best prospects of our academy and should surely be given a new contract. He has consistently been playing above his age group for some time and should be knocking the first-team doors soon.

Having become the first 2000-born player to represent United when he replaced Wayne Rooney – quite symbolic, isn’t it? – against Crystal Palace last season, the fans have high hopes on the youngster.

With the right attitude to make a mark at the club, it would only be a matter of time before he pens down the deal. If United fail to do so, I have every reason to believe that it would be a bigger mistake than letting Pogba leave.