Manchester United will not be signing Brazilian striker Bruno Gomes from Desportivo Brasil.
The 17-year-old had strongly been linked with a move to Old Trafford ever since a successful trial at the club but United have decided not to follow through on the deal.
Gomes’ representatives will now begin negotiations with clubs in England, Italy and Brazil who are interested in signing the striker.
Speaking exclusively to The Peoples Person, Gomes’ representative Alexis Malavolta admitted the young Brazilian was upset at the news.
“Manchester United and Bruno Gomes did not reach an agreement and he will no longer go to Manchester,” he confirmed.
“He is very upset because he was focused on playing in 2014 for United.
“Manchester also has a stake in the economic rights B9 but released him to deal with another club.”
Up until now, Gomes’ representation has held back from negotiating with any other club interested in him but they will now be looking elsewhere to secure a new club for the youngster.
Malavolta continued: “Paulo Conceição and I, as representative of Bruno Gomes, will talk to the clubs who are interested in Italy, England and Brazil.
“It was just a case of waiting for the official position of Manchester. Now that has been released, we will seek the best for Bruno.”
Gomes had become a fans’ favourite even before signing on the dotted line at United because of his presence on Twitter where he happily engaged in conversation with United fans.
He has had a prolific 12 months in Brazil, securing the Golden Boot for the U17 Championship in Brazil (scoring seven goals in one game along the way) as well as winning his debut title with Brazil’s U17 national side.
It is a shame that we won’t get to see what Gomes can do at Old Trafford but I wish him the best of luck with whatever club he goes to.
Obrigado and good luck, Bruno.