Manchester United are confident that breakout star Alejandro Garnacho will soon commit himself to a new contract with the club
Manchester United have been in talks with Garnacho’s representatives since the summer and are “calm” about how things are going, with a lucrative long-term deal on the table for the 18-year-old, who scored a dramatic late winner against Fulham. Sunday.
Garnacho was also instrumental in the recent League Cup victory over Aston Villa and scored his first senior goal against Real Sociedad in the Europa League, and has now established himself as a genuine first team presence ahead of the second half of the season.
The Argentine is under contract at United until 2025, but United have offered him new terms that better suit his new position at the club. United hope Garnacho will put pen to paper during the World Cup break.
“The club is calm about Garnach and his future, confident he will sign a new contract sooner rather than later. They believe the player is very happy at the club,” a well-placed source told 90min.
United are also aware that there is strong interest in the Madrid-born teenager, who has other options. The Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona are keen to bring him back to Spain after he left Atletico Madrid for Manchester in October 2020.
Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund are interested in taking him to Germany, Chelsea, Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain are also interested in the player. But United believe he will sign a new contract.
Erik ten Hag is determined to ensure Garnacho continues his progression in the right way and spoke at length about the player after the win over Fulham.
“They have to keep their feet on the ground. They have to make a lot more investments. The big players know that, the young ones don’t,” Ten Hag said.
“Now it’s four weeks out, that’s already a danger for him because he’s got the pace now. We’ll see how he comes back. We have to manage with him. His attitude is good and I’m sure he’ll have an impact.
“The danger is four weeks, no games, loss of focus, less investment. Only if he stays in the same attitude that he has been working for the last three, four or five weeks, the process will continue and his progress will continue. If not.” , it’s the other way around.”