Gil Gomes, the father of Manchester United starlet Angel Gomes, has revealed his son is coveted by Europe’s biggest clubs.
Gomes became the first 2000-born Premier League player and Man United’s youngest first team player since Duncan Edwards in May, coming on as a substitute for Wayne Rooney against Crystal Palace in a 2-0 win.
He had previously become one of the youngest players ever to score a hat-trick at under-18 level for United. Last weekend, he lifted the U17 World Cup as England captain.
His father, Gil, won the U20 World Cup with Portugal during his career, which included playing for Hendon and Salford.
“He is the youngest player in the history of English football of Manchester United,” Gomes told Portuguese television station RTP [h/t Sport Witness].
Though that fact is not quite accurate, Gomes continued, “so the qualities are really above average.
“And today he is a player coveted by all the greats of Europe.”
Gomes’ future at United is uncertain, though not of great concern. There have been no suggestions the 17-year-old wants to leave the club, but he is yet to sign a professional contract at Old Trafford despite that being permitted when he turned 17 on August 31st of this year.
United will not appreciate his father sparking any potential rumours with these comments, but it’s no secret that many European sides, most notably FC Barcelona for some years, have seriously looked at Gomes.