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Official: Ex-Man United midfielder Angel Gomes joins Lille

Angel Gomes, Lille
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Lille have announced that they have completed the signing of former Manchester United youngster Angel Gomes on a five-year deal.

Angel Gomes has completed a move to Lille but will spend the next season on loan with Portuguese club Boavista.

At a point in England, the Manchester United youth academy graduate looked like he was destined for great things at the club.

Gomes became the youngest player since Duncan Edwards to feature for the Man United first team in May 2017, aged just 16.

And after just eight senior appearances and 471 total minutes of action this season (via Transfermarkt), the 19-year-old has gone in search of game-time elsewhere.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revealed the club handed the youngster a contract extension which was rejected by the teenager and his agent. All but hinting regular game-time is a priority for the player more than anything.

Gomes has now joined Lille on a five-year but fans of the club will have to wait until the 2021/22 season before they’ll see him in action. The club announced details of the transfer on their website.

Much is already expected of Gomes who has all it takes to be a success at Lille.

“We are very happy to welcome Angel Gomes who comes free from Manchester United,” Lille CEO Marc Ingla said to the club’s website.

“Angel represents one of the greatest international prospects in his position.”

“He is a very intelligent player in his decision making, technical, agile, but also endowed with strong leadership abilities, as shown by captaining England’s Under-20 side.”

“Gomes is still young but has immense talent and potential. We are very happy to have convinced him to join LOSC.”