Manchester United face a threat from Chelsea for young talent Angel Gomes.
The Metro report Chelsea are trying to persuade Gomes he is better off moving to Stamford Bridge.
Here are three reasons why the talented young United whizkid should stay put and sign a new deal at Old Trafford.
Opportunities no brighter
While understandable Gomes may want a fresh start and a quicker path to first team football, his opportunities at Chelsea are no clearer.
At Chelsea he would have to displace Mason Mount, a particular favourite of Frank Lampard, and Ross Barkley.
Chelsea also have their own young talents to consider, with Connor Gallagher, on loan at Swansea, another player Gomes would have to battle for game time.
This would be the wrong move for Gomes and he should trust the process at Old Trafford.
Manager wants him
While Gomes has not had the regular Premier League action he may want, he remains a player Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is a fan of.
Gomes is a part of United’s first team training on a regular basis and has made three Europa League starts this season.
Solskjaer re-affirmed his desire to keep the 19-year-old at United.
He told the club website just last week: “With Angel, we hope that we can convince him that both in the near future and the long future, he’s a Man United player.”
This has to have an impact, and Gomes should trust the manager, seek assurances on a plan, which may include a loan.
Play with his pals
It should not be lost on Angel Gomes that he would be walking away from his young teammates.
Under-23 pal Tahith Chong committed his future to United last week and Mason Greenwood and Brandon Williams are already part of the first team. James Garner is also looking to break through.
Having Greenwood and Chong around him can help Gomes on and off the pitch.
Gomes has been at United since he was just six-years-old. It will feel so much more worthwhile if he can make the breakthrough at Old Trafford as a regular.
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