Juventus probably made one of the best bargains in club football in the manner in which Paul Pogba filled up their coffers.
The Italian giants had signed the midfield maestro for free from Manchester United back in 2012.
Fast forward to 2016 after several seasons of utter brilliance by the Frenchman, they sod him back for a then world record fee of €105 million. And now, they seek to perhaps make a similar swoop.
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According to Mundo Deportivo, Juventus are looking to sign United youth academy prodigy Angel Gomes, as the 17-year-old is believed to be pondering over whether or not to sign a professional deal with the Red Devils.
The pacey midfielder, who also functions as a forward, proved to be highly impressive in United’s youth academy as well for the England U-18 team, captaining the latter. He was also named the best youth player of the academy last season.
Jose Mourinho handed the English teenager his senior debut last season, albeit a short cameo appearance. Regardless, he impressed the Old Trafford faithful immensely.
The parallels between him and Pogba are stark, and it seems very likely that Juventus will try and make the signing. It would cost them nothing, owing to a potential release as a free agent, and similar to Pogba, he might also prove be a huge bargain in the long run.
Moreover, Barcelona too, are believed to be in the running to secure the young starlet’s services. That makes it two of Europe’s top powerhouses vying for his signature – not bad for a 17-year old.
However, he might decide to stay at Old Trafford after all and seek to break through to the first-team. Regardless of which jersey he decides to wear, Angel Gomes inevitably looks like yet another big money youngster in the making already.
Written by Naveen Kelvin
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