The Red Devils won again on Sunday, defeating fierce rivals Leeds United on enemy territory. Marcus Rashford scored the scoring with barely 10 minutes remaining before replacement Alejandro Garnacho put the game out of reach.
When the young Argentine was introduced, Rashford was shifted away from his preferred left flank once more. Garnacho swiftly justified his decision by showing Luke Ayling a clean set of heels before finishing inside Illan Meslier’s near post.
Garnacho has emerged as a key character at Old Trafford this season. Indeed, he has three goals and six assists in 23 appearances across all competitions.
Those numbers may not appear to be particularly impressive at first glance, but it’s worth noting that Garnacho has mostly been used as a substitute. As a result, he’s currently averaging a goal every 94.3 minutes, or roughly one per full game.
Garnacho’s current contract expires in the summer of 2024, with Manchester United having the option to extend it for another year.
There have been rumblings of interest from Real Madrid and Juventus, and United are understandably eager to lock down their livewire to a new and improved contract.
Man United deal is’very advanced,’ with a new Garnacho salary being hinted at.
United ‘have already sent the new contract proposal to Alejandro Garnacho and his representatives,’ according to the transfer guru.
The talks are described as “very advanced,” with image rights and the length of the contract among the two final details to be worked out.
Given Garnacho’s meteoric rise, United will presumably try to add as many years to the contract as possible. The longer his deal is, the better United’s negotiation stance will be when he inevitably attracts a lot of transfer interest later on.
In any case, United remains ‘confident’ that the crucial transaction will be completed soon.
Romano made no mention of Garnacho’s salary, though other sites have in the past.
According to the Daily Star, Garnacho currently earns roughly £5,000 per week and may see a tenfold raise up to £50,000.
Meanwhile, the Independent said that Garnacho’s current salary is £7,000, and that an earlier United offer was worth £20,000 per week.
The Mirror later reported that United’s ambition is to get a deal for roughly £32,000 per week, but what is obvious is that Garnacho is getting closer to signing a contract.