Manchester United forward set to leave the club after rejecting final contract offer

Omari Forson of Manchester United U21sOmari Forson of Manchester United U21s
Omari Forson of Manchester United U21s | Manchester United via Getty Images
He was offered a new contract by the club but is set to leave as a free agent this summer.

Omari Forson is set to leave Manchester United as a free agent after turning down the final contract offer from the club.

United have been involved in protracted contract talks with the 19-year-old for much of the season, but they are now expecting him to leave once his contract expires at the end of the month. Due to his age, United will be due a compensation fee for the academy graduate regardless of what club he signs for next.

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ManchesterWorld understands that Forson has interest from various clubs across Europe and that he could even drop down to the Championship as he looks to make his breakthrough into professional football. Two months ago, we revealed the mounting possibility of losing him on a free transfer at the end of the season.

United will leave their final offer on the table until his current deal expires on 30 June, though there is now an expectation that he will leave once it expires.

Back in January, Forson became the 249th academy graduate to make his senior debut for the club when he featured in their FA Cup victory over Wigan Athletic. Forson was also rewarded with a first Premier League start in defeat to Fulham, though these opportunities were not enough to convince him that his future would be best served by remaining at Old Trafford.

United signed Forson from Tottenham in January 2019 and fought off serious interest from Arsenal the following year as they looked to poach him on a professional deal. The young forward has steadily risen through the youth ranks and played a role in the FA Youth Cup success alongside Alejandro Garnacho and Kobbie Mainoo two years ago.

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