Loads of Man United fans worried they could lose incredible talent to direct rival

Manchester United fans may have to prepare for the prospect of losing one of their favourite young talents to direct rivals Chelsea.

As reported by the Mirror, Frank Lampard believes the Blues are closing on a deal for attacking midfield starlet Angel Gomes.

Gomes’ current deal at Old Trafford runs out at the end of this month and the youngster has rejected the club’s latest offer of £30,000 per-week.

The 19-year-old has understandably become frustrated at a lack of game time under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer; he has made just six first-team appearances in all competitions this season.

Gomes made his first-team debut on the last day of the 2016/17 season, replacing Wayne Rooney in a 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace. He is the youngest player to represent the Reds since Duncan Edwards in 1953.

But while Gomes has still been shining in the development sides, he has not managed to establish himself as a regular in the United squad since and has perhaps suffered from not going out on loan elsewhere.

The England U20 international has watched on as Brandon Williams and Mason Greenwood have become permanent fixtures in the first-team squad.

Chelsea could be an exciting destination for Gomes with manager Lampard building his squad around a core of young, British players.

Mason Mount, Fikayo Tomori,  Reece James and Tammy Abraham all feature regularly at Stamford Bridge and could be joined by Gomes who is available to sign on a free transfer if United cannot agree a new deal.

News of Gomes’ possible exit has concerned plenty of United fans on social media who are worried about the special talent that they could be about to lose…

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