Ever since his heroics against Aston Villa in the EFL Cup and last-gasp winner against Fulham in the Premier League, Alejandro Garnacho’s stocks have soared meteorically.
After a few initial hiccups under Erik ten Hag where he was accused of having poor mentality, the Argentine has recovered and how!
All his United teammates have praised his effectiveness and despite his young age, he is now a valuable member of the first-team and has played in both games post the World Cup.
United’s wing options like Jadon Sancho and Anthony Elanga have both struggled to nail down a starting berth, and Garnacho has grabbed his opportunity with both hands and moved above the pair in the pecking order.
Garnacho, a star-in-the-making
However, there remains uncertainty surrounding his future at the club due to the fact that his contract is set to expire in 2023 with foreign clubs able to agree a pre-contract arrangement with the tricky winger as early as January 1.
In a bid to avoid losing him on a free just like Paul Pogba, United are desperately trying to agree a long-term contract with the 18-year-old.
There have been reports that the Red Devils are even willing to offer him ten times his current wages in a bid to hold on their their academy’s latest diamond.
🔴 Si Alejandro Garnacho 🇦🇷 (18 ans) ne prolonge pas avec Manchester United, le Real Madrid préparerait le possible transfert.
— Football Actu (@FootActu_1) December 25, 2022
However, till the time the deal is officially signed and sealed, foreign clubs will continue to sniff and try and their hand at acquiring the former Atletico Madrid starlet.
Real eyeing Garnacho on a free
The report has added that a return to Madrid could interest the youngster, where he had spent a part of his formative years.
However, there remains doubts whether he can break into the starting line-up and garner as many minutes as he is receiving currently at the Red Devils.
The fans have taken to him and Garnacho should ideally not let them down by leaving so soon. There is a positive feeling that United can agree an extension soon.