Garnacho joined United’s academy in 2020 and only made his way up through the ranks before earning his shot at the first team this season. The 18-year-old enjoyed brief cameo appearances against Brighton, Brentford and Real Sociedad and was handed his first senior start during the Red Devils’ 3-0 win over Sheriff Tiraspol in the Europa League. He has since shone for United and is highly regarded as one of their most exciting young talents, picking up two goals and two assists in all competitions this season - including netting a late winner against Fulham to leave United fifth in the Premier League table going into the World Cup break.
United have since been eager to tie him down to a new dealand are said to be looking to reward him for his form by increasing his salary from only £5,000-a-week to £50,000-a-week, which would leave him on par with the likes of Tom Heaton and Axel Tuanzebe. Negotiations are said to be well underway with the Argentine’s representatives and United are optimistic that he will put pen to paper before the end of the year.
The news comes shortly after it was confirmed Garnacho had missed out on Argentina’s World Cup squad. United fans had been hopeful that their star boy would make the cut after his explosive breakthrough, however it appeared his form had arrived too late to earn him a call-up to the senior team, despite making the 44-man squad for their World Cup qualifiers in March.
The teenager missing out on Qatar might benefit United however, who will be looking to avoid any potential interest in the winger. Reports claim that Real Madrid and Barcelona are both big admirers of the former Atletico Madrid academy product.