Ligue 1 star eyes Man Utd return as Erik ten Hag gives ‘green light’ to January loan move

It could be one in and one out during the January transfer window if reports are to be believed.
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Manchester United academy product Angel Gomes has discussed the possibility of returning to Old Trafford in the future.

The England Under-21 international signed for French club Lille on a free transfer during the summer of 2020 before immediately joining Portuguese side Boavista on a season-long loan deal. After scoring six goals and providing six assists for the Primeira Liga outfit, Gomes returned to Lille and made 16 starts in all competitions as his side finished in mid-table in Ligue 1.

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The talented midfielder has now cemented a place in Paulo Fonseca’s side during the current campaign and has started 12 of their 14 games so far. Speaking to French outlet L’Equipe, Gomes opened up on his departure from United and admitted he would love to earn a second spell with the Red Devils at some point in the future.

He said: “I felt that I needed to take another step in my career. I felt that, had I stayed, there wouldn’t be a lot of opportunities for me. Luís Campos and Lille spoke about their project and I believed in it even more, that’s what convinced me to move – the faith Lille had in me.

“Do I imagine myself coming back one day? Obviously, it’s home. I would love to come back. But you never know in football. I just have to keep my feet on the ground, and keep playing, making the most of it. I can’t predict what will happen in the future.”

Ten Hag gives ‘green light’ for defender departure

Aaron Wan-Bissaka will reporedly be allowed to leave United during the January transfer window - and former club Crystal Palace are said to be keen on a loan deal.

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United boss Erik ten Hag has shown his faith in Diogo Dalot and his regular choice on the right side of his defence and the Portuguese international is the only Red Devils star to have played every Premier League fixture so far this season.

This has led to speculation over Wan-Bissaka’s long-term future at Old Trafford and The Sun have now reported the United manager has indicated he will allow the former Palace star to depart during the January window.

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