Garnacho has been United’s rising star this season, transforming his pre-season status as a plucky youngster with an apparent attitude problem to United’s next superstar talent.
The Argentinian has got bums off seats in Old Trafford through his direct running, trickery, and goalscoring capabilities, talents United feel make him eligible for a new contract.
Negotiations have been underway for several months with Garnacho’s current contract expiring in 2024, however new terms appear close to being finalised as reported by ESPN.
Garnacho has apparently agreed to a five-year deal with the club and the final stumbling block before pen is put to paper is an issue regarding image rights for the player. However, that isn’t expected to be a concern.
The 18-year-old will benefit from a considerable pay-rise that will take him from an academy salary to a first-team player’s wage after emerging as a key figure in Erik ten Hag’s squad – and it will increase progressively as he becomes more involved.
Garnacho has thrived under the spotlight and has appeared unfazed by the expectations surrounding him and early comparisons to some of the club’s greatest ever players.
Both parties involved in contract discussions are supposedly eager to complete the new deal as soon as possible to avoid any distractions cropping up amid a key time in the season with United still competing in four competitions.
The energetic winger has made 25 appearances and bagged three goals in all competitions for United’s senior team this season after his impact was quickly recognised.
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