Barcelona set to battle PSG to sign Man United player

Spanish giants Barcelona are set to battle it out with Paris Saint Germain to sign Manchester United young star, who is seeking an exit from the Old Trafford.

Barcelona are keeping an eye on Manchester United midfielder Angel Gomes. The 18-year-old is considering his future at Old Trafford after a difficult season in which he has made just two Premier League appearances — including on the final day against Cardiff.

Paris Saint-Germain were credited with an interest in him on Tuesday in the Portuguese press. Gomes’ issues increased after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer blocked him from making a loan move away from the club in January, according to the MEN.

Mason Greenwood, who is a year younger than Gomes, was given a full debut against Cardiff compared to Gomes’ 16-minute cameo. Solskjaer also failed to name the Portuguese teenager when he was discussing young players who could be involved in the Europa League for them next season.

He recently said: “I’m an optimist by nature, so you will make the most of (the Europa League), is it giving players like Chongy, Mason Greenwood, James Garner game time? We have to make something positive out of it, no matter what.”

While he is expected to be involved over pre-season when United travel to Australia, Gomes is considering his future. He is in a strong position too, with his contract with United set to expire next summer. Portuguese newspaper A Bola claimed on Tuesday that Gomes was considering leaving Manchester because of a lack of first-team opportunities.

The paper also claim that manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has upset Gomes after suggesting he is ‘physically more fragile than would be desirable’. And that could lead to Barcelona making a move. European sides have stepped up their recruitment of England-based youngsters in recent years, such as Jadon Sancho’s switch to Borussia Dortmund from Manchester City.

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