Manchester United have reportedly agreed a first refusal deal with Sporting Lisbon to sign Luis Gomes for a fee around £14million.
The 16-year-old youngster signed his first contract with Sporting this month but he’s already being linked with an exit to one of Europe’s big sides.
Sporting gave Gomes a five-year deal, which is far from customary for a footballer of his age. But it’s due to the club’s faith in the player, who they believe could be the next big star to emerge from their academy.
The Red devils have signed players like Cristiano Ronaldo, Marcos Rojo, Bruno Fernandes and Luis Nani from Sporting in the past and the two teams have a close relationship.
United have kept a close eye on the teenager in recent years and the Mirror claim they have already agreed a first refusal deal to sign him should Sporting choose to sell the player in the future.
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United feel it is best for Gomes to stay at the club but they don’t want to miss out if Sporting are forced into selling in the current financial climate and it’s reported a deal of £14m is in place.
Manchester United restructured their priorities since Solskjaer was appointed as the club manager and Ed Woodward conceded in 2019 that they have significantly increased their spending on young players.