Man Utd set to hand Alejandro Garnacho bumper pay rise to ward off Real Madrid interest


Manchester United are reportedly attempting to tie down one of their most exciting youngsters Alejandro Garnacho down to a new deal in an effort to fight off interest from Spanish giants Real Madrid
The Argentinian youngster has enjoyed an impressive breakout season under Erik ten Hag this term. He has made 15 appearances for the Red Devils throughout the campaign, scoring twice and providing five assists in all competitions.
Garnacho recently impressed having been introduced from the bench against Manchester City and turned the game in his side’s favour by setting up Marcus Rashford for the winning goal. Despite his impressive form this season, there is worry over the 18-year-old’s long-term United future.
Having arrived at the club from Atletico Madrid and progressed through the club’s youth system, he has just a year-and-a-half remaining on his current contract at Old Trafford albeit the club retaining an option to extend that by a further campaign. Whilst he has yet to put pen to paper on a new deal, clubs are beginning to circle.
Garnacho’s pay has regularly increased since his arrival but fresh terms are being negotiated. Ten Hag is likely to be keen for the young forward to remain at Old Trafford having been hugely complimentary of his abilities since his progression into the first team.
“It’s a bonus for us as a club that you bring in young players and they can come not only into the squad but the team and I think that is a part of our project that has to contribute to our success.”