Manchester United have reportedly agreed a first refusal deal with Sporting Lisbon to land wonderkid Luis Gomes for a fee of £14 million.
The 16-year-old ace signed his first contract with the club earlier this month but he’s already being mentioned with an exit to one of Europe’s top clubs considering the comparisons in Portugal with legend Luis Figo.
Sporting gave Luis a five-year contract, which is far from customary for a player of his age but it is testimony to the club’s faith in the midfielder, who the club believe could be the next big prospect to emerge from the academy.
The 20-times English champions have signed the likes of Luis Nani, Marcos Rojo, Bruno Fernandes and Cristiano Ronaldo from the LIons in the past and the two sides share a close relationship.
The Red Devils have kept a close eye on Luis in recent years and the Mirror claim United have agreed a first refusal deal to land the teenager should Sporting choose to sell him in the future.
United feel Luis is best served by staying at the club but they do not want to miss out if Sporting are forced into selling in the current financial climate and it’s stated a deal of £14 million has been agreed.
The club have restructured their priorities since boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was appointed and Ed Woodward admitted last year that the club have significantly increased their spending on the academy and talented players.
That’s been shown in the £10 million acquisition of Hannibal Mejbri from Monaco for a sum of £10 million, as well as Amad Diallo for £36 million from Atalanta and Facundo Pellistri for £10 million.