Angel Gomes won the U-17 World Cup with England and is in high demand around Europe.

By 90Min
November 28, 2017

Borussia Dortmund are reportedly the latest European giant to take an interest in Manchester United talent Angel Gomes, the 17-year-old prodigy tipped for superstardom in the future after making his first-team debut while still only 16 last season.

An Under-17 World Cup winner with England last month, Gomes was first alleged to be stalling on an agreement over his first professional contract with United in September.

That story, published as an 'exclusive' by The Sun, claimed that Barcelona were keeping an eye on the diminutive midfield maestro. Now, the tabloid has further claimed that there has been no contract breakthrough and that United are also faced with Dortmund interest as well.

An 'Old Trafford source' has told The Sun: "There is chatter around the club that Dortmund are the latest side in for Gomes. He is pals with Jadon Sancho and that could be something that tips the scales on whether he stays or goes."

Sancho is an England teammate of Gomes and was formerly a hot prospect at Manchester City until Dortmund paid around £8m to sign him on transfer deadline day in August.

The young forward was immediately handed the club's number seven shirt, vacated by Ousmane Dembele upon his €115m move to Barcelona in the summer, and has since played twice for the first-team in the Bundesliga.

Dortmund have signed numerous young talents in recent years, offering immediate first-team opportunities at a high level. Dembele had flourished after joining from Rennes in 2016, while Sancho has players like Dan-Axel Zagadou and Christian Pulisic to look to for inspiration.

Should Gomes eye a similar opportunity to progress faster in Germany, United could have an issue. That being said, however, the player described himself as 'a Salford lad at heart' when speaking to MUTV in July and has expressed refreshing maturity amid huge expectations.

"I think people forget how young I am really. Of course, it would be a great experience to get a few more minutes in the first team under my belt at some point but I'll just try to kick on in the Under-18s and Under-23s and learn a lot of things," he said at the time.

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