Manchester United are set to sell talented youngster Sean Goss to Queens Park Rangers, after a fee was agreed between the two clubs.
SkySports report United will receive around £500,000 for the the midfielder, who signed for the club from Exeter City as a teenager back in 2012.
Goss is now 21 and was a regular at under-23 level, providing an assist in last week’s 1-0 win over Liverpool.
The prospect did not get as far as making a senior appearance for United, although the Manchester Evening News reported in late December that he was called up by Jose Mourinho to train with the first team.
A loan may have seemed like a more natural progression for Goss, but United’s decision to sell was an indication that Mourinho felt he could not offer him a path to his team after seeing him at close quarters.
The midfielder’s career is just about to really get started, with competitive football set to be on offer for the first time, and QPR boss Ian Holloway will be hopeful he is bagging a bargain.
United supporters have been left disappointed by the decision, and took to Twitter to bemoan Goss’ imminent exit…
Sean Goss is the closest thing we have to Carrick in our youth system currently. Hope there is a buy back clause if he goes to QPR! 🔴 #MUFC
— ManUnitedZone (@ManUnitedZone_) January 23, 2017
— JY (@JY_141) January 23, 2017
2 weeks ago Sean Goss was called up to #mufc first team training. Today he's been sold for 375k. Mourinho.
— Josh (@_JoshDenham) January 23, 2017
Why are we selling Sean Goss? Loan the kid don't sell him! What a waste. #MUFC
— Mohammed Anabtawi (@MoeAnabtawi) January 23, 2017
500k for Goss that's nearly pogba & Rooneys wages for a week! Jose don't really like young players does he, bad decision #mufc
— James (@jfield03) January 23, 2017
Selling Goss for 500k is a big mistake. Quality player. Buy back option needed #MUFC
— Amir Nazif Syed (@NazifSyed95) January 23, 2017