Manchester United Transfer News: Andre Gomes deal near completion; Jorge Mendes confident

Manchester United Transfer News: Andre Gomes deal near completion; Jorge Mendes confident

Andre Gomes of Valencia will end up at Manchester United and will be seen playing at Old Trafford next season. This is what super-agent Jorge Mendes believes and he is “convinced” that the midfielder will agree to join United and play under new manager Jose Mourinho.

Jorge Mendes is an agent to both Gomes as well as Mourinho and his relationship with the Manchester United manager is very good. This will help ease the 22-year-old midfielder’s smooth transition from a Valencia player to an United player, as reported by Daily Express – via SuperDeporte.

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Meanwhile, recent Italian Serie A champions Juventus are also interested in signing the player. According to reports, the Bianconeri have already submitted a bid worth $33.36 million to sign the player, but Valencia are not interested in selling at any price below $44 million. Juventus are also not ready to increase their valuation of the player and this has made Manchester United strong favorites to sign the Portuguese.

Valencia had a disastrous 2015-16 season and Gomes was the only silver lining of their performance. The midfielder has shown impressive playmaking qualities and has a talent of holding up play and distributing the ball. Despite the 22-year-old not being a goal scorer, his playmaking abilities will come as a huge asset to Mourinho, who likes to build his team around midfielders.

Gomes has completed a total of 1032 passes for Valencia in the La Liga last season with a pass accuracy of 81%. The man from Grijo, Portugal has three goals under his belt along with three assists. He has created a total of 26 chances for his team, as reported by

Although Gomes has not done anything special to warrant the price Valencia is demanding, he has immense potential and that is worth a gamble for United. Having the presence of both Mendes and Mourinho, the Old Trafford side looks to be in pole position to sign the Portuguese midfielder.

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