Angel Gomes signs for Lille after leaving Manchester United

Angel Gomes signs for Lille after leaving Manchester United

Former Manchester United youngster Angel Gomes has completed a move to Lille but will spend next season on loan with Portuguese club Boavista. Gomes has signed a contract until 2025 with the Ligue 1 club.

The 19-year-old came through the academy at Old Trafford and became the youngest player since Duncan Edwards to feature for the first team in May 2017, aged just 16.

The attacking midfielder left Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad when his contract expired earlier this summer, having been at Manchester United since the age of six.

Gomes’ appearances for United were limited, making just 10 since his debut three years ago. A number of clubs – including Chelsea – had been linked with the England Under-20 international, but the midfielder has decided on a move abroad.

Meanwhile, United will be without Phil Jones, who has not travelled to the Europa League finals due to a knee injury.

The 28-year-old has endured a tough season and made the last of eight appearances in January’s FA Cup fourth-round win at Tranmere. Jones has been absent since football resumed after the coronavirus suspension through injury but had been named in United’s 30-man squad for the Europa League final-eight tournament in Germany.