Argentina’s success at Qatar 2022 has significantly increased their talents’ stock, and according to reports, Real Madrid could be next in line for one of their youngsters.
After years of waiting, Argentina finally made it back to the promised land. By leading his country to a third World Cup success, Lionel Messi not only fulfilled a lifelong dream but also made his nation a respected team again.
La Albiceleste, who qualified for Qatar 2022 in style, proved their doubters wrong as they made it to the final, beating Kylian Mbappe’s France. After a poor debut, many predicted that Argentina would disappoint.
However, the often underrated team proved they have what it takes to bring home the coveted trophy. Now that Argentina has grabbed everyone’s attention, Real Madrid are reportedly eyeing one of their youngsters.
Report: Real Madrid keep tabs on Alejandro Garnacho
Though he didn’t make Argentina’s final World Cup roster, Alejandro Garnacho’s stock has significantly increased in the last few months. The 18-year-old has already made 17 appearances for Manchester United, emerging as one of the most promising talents in world soccer.
With only 18 months left in his contract, the Red Devils have reportedly offered him a new contract worth nearly $25,000 a week, according to The Independent, via Sport Bible.
Garnacho, who is said to be making around $8,500 a week, would be looking for a better offer. His agents have reportedly stalled contract talks with United, seeking a bigger deal for his client.
Real Madrid would be among the European giants that have Garnacho on their radar, along with Juventus and Chelsea. Garnacho was born in Spain to an Argentine mother and a Spanish father, which is why he’s eligible for both countries. Argentina seem to be leading the race, as they already called him up before the World Cup. However, he can still change his mind.