Manchester United are “optimistic” over young talent Alejandro Garnacho signing a new long-term contract with Erik ten Hag’s side at Old Trafford, journalist Fabrizio Romano has told GiveMeSport.
The wide man has enjoyed a breakthrough season with the Red Devils’ senior side this season.
Man Utd contract news – Alejandro Garnacho
After enjoying a period in the first-team at Old Trafford this season, Relevo in Spain report that Real Madrid could potentially make a move for Garnacho, with the player yet to put pen to paper on a new deal with United at the time of writing.
According to the Manchester Evening News, talks with the Argentinian about fresh terms on a new contract are progressing well and The Sun has reported that he could be set for a tenfold salary increase, potentially signing a £50k-per-week deal.
The winger’s current contract at Old Trafford runs until the summer of 2024, so ten Hag and the United hierarchy will be eager for the starlet to put pen to paper so they won’t be forced into selling such a hot prospect.
Journalist Dean Jones has previously suggested to GiveMeSport that the young talent could lead ten Hag’s side into a new era, especially given the termination of Cristiano Ronaldo’s contract last month.
And Romano believes that United are optimistic about Garnacho signing a new deal at Old Trafford, despite the rumours coming out of Spain about potential interest from La Liga.
What has Romano said about Man Utd and Garnacho?
Romano told GiveMeSport: “With Garnacho, United are optimistic they are offering him a long-term contract and an important salary. We heard rumours from Spain about clubs interested.”
How has Garnacho performed for Man Utd this season?
Garnacho has been given the chance to showcase his quality within a senior setting this season, having been brought into the first-team mould by new head coach ten Hag.
The Madrid-born winger, who has been described as having “huge potential” by compatriot Javier Mascherano, has made nine appearances across all competitions, scoring two goals and providing two assists according to Transfermarkt, suggesting that he can be a threat in the final third of the pitch for the Red Devils.
His most notable contribution in a United shirt was his winning goal in a 2-1 Premier League victory at Fulham in the side’s last fixture before the break for the World Cup which could have been a moment that prompted the club to usher in contract negotiations.
There’s no doubt that at the age of just 18 years old, Garnacho has bags of potential and United will be eager for the club to fulfil that promise at Old Trafford, with a new deal expected to be signed imminently.
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