A lot of the talk in 2017 was about England's incredible U17 World Cup winning side.
For the first time in a while, the Three Lions had a youth side that looked like it could breed genuine world-class quality, with Phil Foden, Rhian Brewster and Angel Gomes the stars of the show.
Amazingly, the most highly-rated of England's crop of U17's, Jadon Sancho, didn't even play in the final rounds of the tournament in India, with Borussia Dortmund declaring they needed him for first-team duty.
Sancho joined the Bundesliga side from Manchester City and it is a similar route that was being touted for Gomes.
The Manchester United prospect was being linked with a move to Dortmund and Barcelona, but, it turns out the Red Devils did something incredible to keep him on their books.
They offered him a ridiculous new contract, one which according to The Sun is 'one of their biggest ever contracts on a youth player'.
He will take home a base salary of £17,000-a-week and bonuses could see that figure rise to around £25,000-a-week.
To put it into perspective, United and England regular Marcus Rashford only takes home £50,000-a-week.
UNITED COUGHING UP FOR GOMES
An Old Trafford source said: "The club have coughed up a lot of money for Angel to keep him here.
"He's got a series of bonuses and incentives in there as well. It is big money for this club to give out.
"We do not like to give our youngsters too much, too soon usually. It is a helluva deal for the young man."
Jose Mourinho will be hoping the incentive will see him work extra hard in training in order to force himself into his first-team plans.
After signing his first professional contract, Gomes said: "Manchester United has always been a big part of my life.
"I have been with the club since the age of six and it was a proud moment for me when I made my first team debut.
"This club is renowned for giving home-grown players opportunities to progress into the first team.
"That was a major factor in me signing my first professional contract at this great club.
"I am still young but am looking forward to continuing my development with the help of the coaching staff."
Now, time to live up to expectation.
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