Angel Gomes’s Manchester United career is now over after he became a free agent.
The highly-rated 19-year-old’s contract expired on Tuesday night.
Gomes has been linked with some of Europe’s biggest clubs in recent days – including Juventus, Real Madrid and Barcelona – after he failed to agree terms with the Red Devils.
Chelsea had reportedly offered Gomes a lucrative contract after the England Under-20 international turned down United’s final £25,000-a-week offer, but Frank Lampard played down those reports on Tuesday.
“Yes, I can elaborate to the point that it’s never been mentioned at my end; so that’s it,” the Chelsea boss said.
When asked if there was any interest, Lampard added: “No.”
One United player disappointed by Gomes’s departure is their talented young striker Mason Greenwood.
Greenwood, who scored a superb goal in United’s convincing 3-0 win over Brighton on Tuesday night, paid tribute to his friend and now former teammate with his celebration at the Amex Stadium.
The 18-year-old made an ‘A’ sign – and Gomes immediately knew this was for him.
Reacting on Instagram to Greenwood’s tribute, Gomes wrote: “No words! I love you bro. Special special player, thanks for the dedicated goal.”
Angel Gomes thanks Mason Greenwood for his goal dedication pic.twitter.com/gSkPvKnVkF— utdreport (@utdreport) June 30, 2020
Greenwood then took to Instagram and wrote the following message to his mate: “A promise is a promise.”