MANCHESTER UNITED are allegedly “confident” that Alejandro Garnacho will sign his extension “very soon” despite interest from Europe’s big guns.
The 18-year-old Argentine winger has been enjoying a breakout season at Old Trafford with two goals and five assists in 16 appearances across all competitions.
Garnacho is currently believed to be around £7,000 per week.
That makes him the second lowest paid senior player at the club with only Anthony Elanga below him on £5,500-a-week.
We reported this week that he had snubbed a new deal worth £20,000-a-week.
That led to both Juventus and Real Madrid beginning to step-up their pursuit of the teenage ace.
Atletico Madrid are also keen on snapping-up Garnacho from the Red Devils.
We then reported how United had upped their offer and were “close to” agreeing terms with him and his representatives as they looked to secure his future.
Now a fresh update from FootballTransfers states that Garnacho is on the verge of penning a package worth north of £30,000 per week.
That would be on a six-and-a-half year deal with the option of a further 12 months which includes bonuses for goals and other performance-related feats.
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And transfer guru Fabrizio Romano told GiveMeSport: “Now, the conversations are very positive, so Manchester United are relaxed on the Garnacho situation.
“They feel they will have the chance to extend his contract very, very soon.”
Garnacho was a product of Atletico’s youth system after arriving from Getafe in 2015 and playing for the academy set-up until two and a half years ago.
They let him join United for £420,000 fee in 2020 and he has since risen through the ranks into Erik ten Hag’s first-team squad.