Alejandro Garnacho has agreed a five-year contract extension at Manchester United, settling a long contract extension talks between the two parties.
Manchester United pressed the triggers seeking to extend the contract of the former Atletico Madrid academy player after his brilliant debut with the club’s first team.
Alejandro Garnacho broke into Manchester United first team in the club’s 3-0 Europa League win over Sheriff Tiraspol.
He was started by Erik Ten Hag alongside former Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo and former Ajax winger Antony in the attack.
The 18-year-old was the first of the club’s 2022 FA Youth Cup-winning side that broke into Manchester United first team starting XI.
It was a clinical display by the Argentina youth team player. He sparkled in his debut, terrorizing Sheriff Tiraspol’s defense, winning duels and creating enough momentum for the Red Devils’ attack.
Alejandro Garnacho was on top of his game throughout the encounter and proved why he earned the trust and backing of Erik Ten Hag to make his first senior appearance for the club.
The teenage prospect had followed up his brilliant debut for the club with a series of masterclass performances for Manchester United. In his 23 appearances for the club so far, he has bagged 3 goals and five assists.
Manchester United were intent on keeping the promising Argentina youth player and had been on contract extension talks with his representatives since last year.
Meanwhile, there were speculations swirling around his Man United future as the contract extension talks continued.
His previous Manchester United contract was set to expire after eighteen months and talks between the two parties hovered around the length of his new contract and wage cap.
Now, according to ESPN, Alejandro Garnacho has agreed to a new long-term deal with Manchester United. He has reportedly signed a new five-year contract that will see him extend his stay at Old Trafford till 2028.
Details of the newly agreed contract shows the club is ready to revised his wage cap and increased his salary to reflect his transition from a youth team player to a first-team player.
Garnacho was reportedly earning £7,000 weekly. He will now have his wage increased following the new deal as both parties have reportedly reached a “financial consensus.”
The club is ready for a ‘healthy increase’ in Garnacho’s wage which is planned to be revised upwards as he grows with the squad.
However, the report also maintain the club is yet to put finishing touches to the new deal with regards to minor details such as image rights.
There are projections Garnacho will be an indispensable part of Man United squad as Erik Ten Hag continues on his rebuild at Old Trafford.
The teenage sensation banged his first goal for Manchester United in Europa League against Real Sociedad, and had gone on to record two more despite coming on mostly as a substitute in Erik Ten Hag’s team.