Manchester United are reportedly trying to tie teenage sensation Alejandro Garnacho down to an eight-year contract.
It's been a breakthrough season for Garnacho, who has made 16 appearances in all competitions under Erik ten Hag and seriously impressed with his speed and skills on the left wing, with Old Trafford chiefs looking to extend his stay past his current 2024 expiry.
According to The Mirror, they want to hand him the longest contract ever seen at the club. However, it's thought Garnacho's family and close advisors don't want to commit to more than a four-year deal.
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Talks have also hit a stumbling block over wages. It looks like the 18-year-old will put pen to paper on a deal in the not too distant future, though.
That will come as a relief to United as both Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid, his former club, have been sniffing around after learning of his potential availability.
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It's also reported a release clause could be included in the contract, a rarity in the Premier League. Garnacho is viewed as an extremely valuable asset and could be quite the cash cow should he realise his potential and want to move on in the future.
His team were believed to have asked for a weekly wage of £40,000 when negotiations begun, but United have supposedly managed to bring that down to £32k.
That sum would be the most they've ever paid to a teenager, but likely a wise investment with the Argentina youth international looking likely to have a bright future.
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