Ex-Man Utd star Angel Gomes handed career lifeline by Lille with 19-year-old replacement for Victor Osimhen

FORMER Manchester United starlet Angel Gomes has been thrown a career lifeline by French club Lille, according to reports.

French outlet RMC Sport claim Ligue 1 Lille have begun talks with London-born Gomes' advisors.

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The England Under-20 midfielder left Old Trafford last month after talks over a new contract broke down.

Gomes, 19, had been with United since joining their academy at the age of six.  

He made ten senior appearances, including half a dozen this term for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side.

But despite leaving the Red Devils, Gomes could still get some European action next season as Lille will play in the Europa League.

They finished fourth, just one point off a Champions League place, when the Covid-19 crisis brought the French season to an early end.

The club's coach Christophe Galtier is seeking attacking reinforcements with star frontmen Victor Osimhen and Jonathan Ikone set to leave during the summer.

And those likely departures would provide ample funds to add Gomes to The Mastiffs' squad.

The attacking midfielder would have the prospect of regular first-team football at Lille's 50,000-seater Stade Pierre-Mauroy.

Former Crystal Palace, Southampton and West Ham defender Jose Fonte currently captains Lille, while ex-Swansea flop Renato Sanches plays in their midfield.

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