Angel Gomes is rated as one of the most exciting youngsters within both the Red Devils’ youth ranks and the England fold – even at the age of 16 and only being amid the first year of his scholarship at Old Trafford. He’s been described as a ‘creative attacking midfielder’ by The Mail and perhaps therefore unsurprisingly, Barcelona have reportedly taken a keen interest in the teenager’s development.
It’s suggested the Catalans’ interest stems from an impressive week at the start of the season, which saw Gomes score a hat-trick against Everton, captain the Three Lions’ U-17 squad and turn 16 all in the space of seven days.
This is by no means the first time we’ve heard of Gomes. In fact, glistening reports of the youngster’s prodigious ability have been bubbling under the surface for some time. It’s worth noting Gomes has consistently played with older age groups throughout his youth career, to the extent that he made his debut for United’s U-18 squad at just 14 years old.
He won the Premier Cup’s Most Valuable Player award in 2015, despite United not reaching the tournament’s latter stages, and captained England U-17s to an 8-1 win over Germany earlier this season. Perhaps most promisingly of all, academy chief Nicky Butt has already outlined Gomes as a potential future star.
There’s also the small matter of this fantastic goal, working in tandem with brilliantly-named attacking accomplice DJ Buffonge.
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