Luis Campos, Lille director of football has expressed his belief about former Manchester United youngster, Angel Gomes being one of the greatest talents in world football and feels the English footballer can reach the top of football if he develops his all-around football.
Gomes while at United got into the club’s first team back in 2017 after already playing at the club academy for eleven years. However, the player was unable to establish himself as a proven asset in the first team which led to him leaving the club after his contract expired at the end of last season, leading him to join Lille in France.
The 20-year-old signed with Lille a five-year-contract and was loaned out instantly to Boavista to play for them for the 2020-2021 season and the player impressed the club’s 3-3 encounter with Nacional in the Portuguese Liga during the weekend.
Gomes assisted all three goals for Boavista and has given the club’s fans a lot to be optimistic about.
Campos observed the game and he has shown the belief that the player will establish himself at Lille next season while going on to become a big player in Europe.
It has to do with the need for him to complete his training,” Campos told O Jogo when asked to discuss the French club’s decision to loan out the former United midfielder.
“Angel needs to play 30-40 games in one season and I think that, if everything goes well, he will demonstrate that he is one of the greatest talents in Europe.
“We are talking about a player who was the captain of the England team which won the Under-17 World Cup, and who is also, I think, the captain of the England U20s.
“He is a player that I had to watch several times live, both in the Manchester United teams and in the youth teams. For me, I repeat, he is one of the greatest European talents of today.
“It is necessary to create conditions so that all this talent can explode. I believe that Boavista and his coach can help him in that sense.
“He will play in a league that can grow his individual level so that, in the future, he can play at an even higher and more demanding level.”