Man Utd warned over Alejandro Garnacho contract concern amid Real Madrid ‘interest’

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The Manchester United winger is said to be attracting interest from one of world football’s biggest names.

Manchester United have been issued with a warning as they look to secure the long-term future of Alejandro Garnacho.

The 18-year-old winger has enjoyed a positive introduction into life at a senior level this season and has firmly forced his way into Erik ten Hag’s thinking with several eye-catching performances. After signing his first professional contract in the summer of 2021, Garnacho made his senior debut as a substitute in a 1-1 draw with Chelsea earlier this year.

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After adding to his appearances from the bench during the current season in games with Brighton and Hove Albion, Brentford and Real Sociedad, the Argentine youngster earned a first senior start in a 3-0 win against Sheriff Tiraspol in a Europa League match in October.

After being credited with an improvement in his attitude, Garnacho racked up a first senior goal against Real Sociedad and rounded off the first part of the Premier League season with a late winner at Fulham. His form has prompted talk of a new contract and a significant increase in his reported salary of £5,000-a-week.

However, with an agreement yet to be found, there has been talk in Spain over possible interest from Real Madrid, with news outlet Relevo claiming the European champions are keen to add Garnacho to their squad in the near future and revealing the United youngster would be ‘open’ to a move back to the Spanish capital.

However, former Crystal Palace chairman Simon Jordan has urged caution from the United hierachy as they look to offer Garnacho a new and improved deal that will keep him at Old Trafford for the foreseeable future. He told talkSPORT: “There must be a concern that somehow or another, he needs to make sure that his attitude is focused on the business of football rather than thinking he’s arrived before his journey’s begun. Interesting isn’t it: ‘Let’s keep his feet on the ground. I know the best way to do that, increase his salary by 10 times’. That will keep his feet on the ground won’t it?”

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