Manchester United are currently locked in negotiations with representatives of teenage sensation Alejandro Garnacho over a new deal designed to tie the player to a longer stay at Old Trafford.
Garnacho has risen to prominence in recent weeks, making the jump from exciting academy prospect to first-team starter.
He starred in the Europa League last night by scoring United’s only goal in the victory against Real Sociedad.
The youngster drew high praise from Erik ten Hag, who waxed lyrical about the Argentine’s dangerous first-half performance against the Basque side.
According to AS via Sport Witness, the Red Devils intend to make a breakthrough soon regarding the player’s personal conditions.
“The Reds want to ‘tie their new jewel’ to a new contract as soon as possible. He is very much ‘the boy of the moment’ and negotiations on an extension of his current contract, which expires in 2023, began a fortnight ago.”
“Manchester United consider Garnacho to be ‘one of the great sensations’ at the club, particularly with the youngster impressing of late.”
“The [Garnacho] ‘prioritises playing time’ above all else, something he has now been receiving and United want to take advantage of the situation.”
That United are willing to make concessions and give the player playing time will be good news for many fans.
Every time he has played, Garnacho has been a breath of fresh air, impressing spectators with his explosive pace and tricky feet that, more often than not, leave defenders flat-footed.
What’s more impressive is that the 19-year-old doesn’t seem fazed in any way. Rather, he seems to be relishing the chance to impress and especially to play with his idol, Cristiano Ronaldo.
Hopefully, the negotiations go smoothly and a quick resolution is reached before the suitors express interest.