Manchester United have been boosted in their pursuit of Andre Gomes after the Valencia star hailed Red Devils new manager Jose Mourinho. The midfielder is currently with the Portugal national team preparing for the upcoming European championship.
The 22-year-old has been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford. The Sun reports the La Liga outfit value the Portuguese international around £30m ($43.5m) and the Red Devils are willing to meet Valencia’s asking price.
Despite labeling Mourinho a “great coach”, Gomes has refused to provide an update on his future.
The midfield star is keen on focusing on Portugal’s preparation for Euro 2016 and wants to avoid discussing his club future, until the end of the tournament in France.
“Mourinho is a great coach, there is no doubt about that, but for now my future is left to one side,” Gomes told Plaza Deportiva.
“I am not at all concerned with what will happen after the European Championship, I look forward to the tournament starting.”
It is not the first time Gomes has decided against talking about his future at Valencia. In May, the La Liga player suggested that his focus is on the preparation for Euro 2016, but admitted that his future with the Spanish side remains uncertain.
“This is not an important issue at this moment. We are focused on Portugal and that is what we are interested in speaking about,” the midfielder told Portuguese publication O Jogo.
“It does not matter much at this point, it’s all a mystery. Leaving Valencia? Talk to the president of the club.”