​Manchester United youngster Angel Gomes is causing concern by stalling over signing a first professional contract that's on offer from the club.

The teen was due to put pen to paper on his 17th birthday, but the contract still lies unsigned and the ​Sun report that Barcelona are also tracking Gomes - who could walk away from Old Trafford next summer for a nominal fee.


Whilst Gomes is a Scholar, he cannot be lured away by other clubs, but the longer Gomes stalls, the more panicked United officials are likely to become - especially given what happened with Paul Pogba back in 2012.

The Frenchman refused to sign a new deal under Sir Alex Ferguson after growing tired of his lack of playing opportunties, and left for Juventus for just £800,000 in a move engineered by agent Mino Raiola.

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Fast forward four years later and a world class Pogba would return for a then-world record transfer fee of £89m.

Should Gomes want to follow in Pogba's footsteps, a potential suitor may have to pay in excess of £4m, which highlights the rate of inflation over the years.

Gomes could become just another of one of a number of English youngsters quitting the Premier League for the chance to shine abroad - Manchester City's Jadon Sancho left for Borussia Dortmund in the summer and Arsenal lost Chris Willock to Benfica.