Gomes will immediately go out on loan to Portugal

Angel Gomes has signed for Lille following his departure from Manchester United last month.

The 19-year-old will immediately go out on loan to Boavista after joining the Ligue 1 side.

Gomes left Manchester United on July 1 when his contract had finished after rejecting a new deal to stay at the club.

He began his career at Old Trafford at the age of five and made his first-team debut in May 2017, becoming the youngest player to play for the club (at 16 years, 263 days old) since Duncan Edwards in 1953.

Opportunities, though, have been limited for Gomes, a World Cup winner with England U17 in 2017.

He made just eight appearances for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer since he replaced Jose Mourinho as manager in December 2018 and had yet to make a Premier League start.

United wanted Gomes to stay at the club and fulfil the potential that saw him win the Jimmy Murphy Young Player of the Year Award in 2017.

But Gomes decided it was time for a new challenge and will spend the season in Portugal after signing for French club Lille. Continue reading

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