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Romano: Man United working on a long-term contract for major academy starlet

Alejandro Garnacho Ferreyra in action during the FA Youth Cup Final match between Manchester United and Nottingham Forest. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)
Alejandro Garnacho Ferreyra in action during the FA Youth Cup Final match between Manchester United and Nottingham Forest. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

Fabrizio Romano: Alejandro Garnacho set to receive a lucrative 5-year contract at Manchester United

According to Fabrizio Romano, Manchester United has given a new contract to major academy star Alejandro Garnacho.

Alejandro Garnacho, a left-winger for the U23 squad, made an impression last season and has since become a well-known name among supporters. The statistics speak for themselves, with 14 goals and six assists in 31 games for the reserve squad last season.

Since being called up in March, he has made a mark for Argentina’s U20 team, scoring three goals in four games. As a result of his excellent growth, the kid has already received his first two Premier League outings off the bench, against Chelsea and Crystal Palace, at the age of just 17.

Alejandro Garnacho of Manchester United celebrates after scoring. (Photo by Charlotte Tattersall/Getty Images)
Alejandro Garnacho of Manchester United celebrates after scoring. (Photo by Charlotte Tattersall/Getty Images)

Transfer Guru Fabrizio Romano has verified the latest news about his contract on social media. According to his source, the club views the prodigy as a “Huge” prospect who will be granted a five-year contract. Talks are also thought to be in the works, with a goal of concluding by the end of the year.

Over the previous two months, Garnacho has been a joy to watch. From securing a spot in Argentina’s senior team to making his United debut while winning the FA Youth Cup, he’s come a long way. The Argentine has made a name for himself.

This appears to be the natural next move for the Old Trafford club. Before determining what to do with Garnacho, they want him to commit to his future.

Erik ten Hag will undoubtedly examine the winger closely on the pre-season trip before determining if he is competent enough to play a role in the first-team squad.

A potential loan move to boost his career by getting consistent playing time cannot be ruled out, although there is no indication of that happening right now. It, however, does make sense given how well it has worked for James Garner in the latest season.

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Manchester United wingers haven’t been their best selves in the latest season, which brought extra pressure on 37-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo. This situation could influence Erik ten Hag to bring Garnacho on the centre stage more in the coming years.    

Jadon Sancho, Anthony Elanga, and Amad Diallo will be the three main competitors for that spot, however.

Written by Surajit Das

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