It’s not often that players like Cristiano Ronaldo make a special request to their clubs to sign a player.
Gomes has made a name for himself as a talented youngster, who is rated very highly by Jose Mourinho. The Portuguese manager even offered the player his professional debut last year in a 2-0 win over Crystal Palace.
It was believed that Gomes would have signed a professional contract with the Red Devils last month, but reported interest from Barcelona has forced the player to wait and assess his options.
Ronaldo, on the other hand, is trying to ruin the Catalan outfit’s plans by asking Real Madrid to swoop in and sign the player.
While talking to Sky Sports, Paul McGuinness, Manchester United’s former youth coach, heaped praises on the youngster by stating:
“If he [Gomes] was Brazilian, people would be raving about him and, if he was six inches taller, people would be going mad.
“I suppose that’s our country. People doubt players if they’re short in stature but no-one is doubting Andres Iniesta or David Silva. He’s got the potential to be that type of player and, in England, you just don’t get many players like that.”
Written by Shorya Panwar
Has 20+ years of experience managing Schalke in Football Manager 2017. Believes wing-backs are the most complete footballers in the modern/evolved football. Writes weird stuff on his personal blog.