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Angel Gomes signs for Lille after leaving Manchester United, loaned to Boavista

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Angel Gomes has signed for Lille following his departure from Manchester United last month.

The 19-year-old rejected a new contract with the club and allowed his contract to expire in July to bring an end to his 13-year association with the Red Devils. Chelsea and a number of Premier League clubs had expressed an interest in Gomes but the diminutive midfielder felt his short-term progress would be best served in a foreign league.

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Lille have a fine recent history of developing young players and reports in France claim Gomes has signed a five-year deal with the Ligue 1 club

Gomes was convinced that the club could provide him a realistic pathway into the first team, though they’re ready to loan him to Boavista for the first year of his deal with the club, The midfielder sent a heartfelt message to supporters today following his exit from the club.

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‘It is time I take the next step in my career, I hope you can all be proud off what I go on to achieve,’ said Gomes. ‘I wish the club and everyone involved the best of luck, you will all be missed more than you can imagine. I also want to thank the fans, your SUPPORT hasn’t gone unnoticed.’

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