Manchester United have a couple of contract situations to address and few are as urgent as Alejandro Garnacho’s future. The young Argentine is enjoying a breakthrough campaign at the club but has less than 18 months remaining on his current deal.
Garnacho was used sparingly by Erik ten Hag during last year’s pre-season tour of Thailand and Australia but since then, an improved attitude behind the scenes has seen him become one of the manager’s favourites.
The 18-year-old was named United’s Player of the Month for November after he scored winners against Real Sociedad and Fulham.
Now, there is a positive update on the tricky winger’s future, with reports from Spain claiming a contract extension at the Theatre of Dreams is edging ever closer.
That’s according to AS, who say that United have ‘practically’ already completed Garnacho’s renewal, denying any suggestions that there was a stand-off.
As per the report, both the club and the player’s representatives are satisfied with the economic terms agreed on as well as the length of Garnacho’s proposed contract, which would tie him down at the club until 2028.
Furthermore, it’s added that the only detail remaining before an extension can be announced is the image rights and how they will be distributed.
Garnacho is said to be seen as one of United’s cornerstones for years to come and AS also add that the club wants him to become a symbol of the club’s image in South America – an area they are keen to develop in.
Garnacho’s impact this season has been surprising. Ten Hag often uses the fearless attacker as a second-half impact substitute and the manager certainly does not think age is an issue.
That was on show last month when Garnacho was introduced in the Manchester derby when the Reds were losing. His cameo in that game was stunning and he even assisted the winning goal.