Alejandro Garnacho is still yet to sign a new deal with Manchester United.
That is despite there being only eighteen months remaining on the Argentine’s current deal and the club being keen on re-signing the player.
According to The Mirror, a contract worth around £32,000 a week is on the table, with United keen to tie down the exciting winger.
And it seems that the holdup is coming from the Garnacho camp, who are looking to use the leverage afforded by the academy graduate’s impressive performances to enforce extra demands.
Garnacho has drawn interest from around Europe with his marvellous displays since being fast-tracked into the first team.
The likes of Real Madrid and the player’s former side Atletico Madrid are both reportedly keen, prompting a request that United fans will certainly not be happy with.
As well as potentially demanding over £40,000-a-week for the teenager, Garnacho’s camp may be looking to force the Red Devils to break with an important club tradition.
Old Trafford chiefs are considering including a release clause in Garnacho’s contract, which would allow the player to join a rival club should the buy-out fee be met.
While there is, as of yet, no information as to what the release clause would be, it would be unlikely to be a modest figure.
United see Garnacho as a potential poster boy for the new era under Erik ten Hag, owing to the winger’s direct style and composure.
Nevertheless, the thought that a club like Real Madrid could come along at any time and activate a clause in the wonderkid’s contract to spirit him away from Old Trafford would not sit well with fans.
Nor will it sit well with United’s hierarchy, who will also be very uneasy of paying more in wages for any teenager than they have done before.
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