Manchester United are set to hand a new bumper contract to teenage sensation Alejandro Garnacho following his fantastic breakthrough under Erik ten Hag this season, according to The Daily Star.
The 18-year-old is regarded as one of the brightest young prospects at United. He was tremendous earlier this month after being handed the chance to impress by the manager.
Garnacho scored on his full Europa League debut against Real Sociedad in a 1-0 win and a week later, he changed the complexion of the Carabao Cup third round tie versus Aston Villa.
The Argentine came off the bench to provide two assists in the 4-2 win. Last weekend, he scored a dramatic last-minute winner at Fulham which was his maiden Premier League goal.
With the World Cup break now underway, United have the perfect time to negotiate a new deal and it is reported that the hierarchy are optimistic of extending the youngster’s stay.
He is currently one of the lowest earners at £5,000-a-week and the club are prepared to reward him with a ten-fold increase – £50,000-a-week to commit his long-term future to them.
The board have the belief that they can sort out his future before the turn of the year.
Garnacho deserves bumper Man Utd contract
Garnacho has only made a couple of starts for the Red Devils this season, but it is clear that he could be a star in the making. The youngster has four goal contributions in his last four games.
The Argentine had attitude problems earlier in pre-season where he was late for multiple team meetings. However, he has worked on himself and has now won the manager’s confidence.
Garnacho’s recent form has not earned him a World Cup call-up with Argentina and United should now utilise the time on their hands to persuade the youngster into penning a new deal.
The club have the option to extend his current contract for another two seasons, but it does make sense keeping him on £5,000-a-week with Real Madrid closely monitoring his progress.
Los Blancos are no strangers to purchasing young talents from across the world. United would not want Garnacho’s head to be turned by the interest from the European champions.
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