In a new contract that he will soon sign with Manchester United, Alejandro Garnacho will receive a tenfold increase in pay.
Old Trafford’s player of the month for November went to the 18-year-old who has had an incredible season.
In four appearances, Garnacho made two goals and three assists. He also scored the game-winning goal against Fulham in extra time last week.
After leaving Atletico Madrid in 2020 for a reported £600,000 transfer fee, the 18-year-old joined the team.
His performances have already caught the attention of Real Madrid and Barcelona, who are closely monitoring the Argentine’s contract situation.
Garnacho makes a base salary of about £ 5,000 per week and has an 18-month contract that expires.
To ward off suitors from Spain, he is reportedly about to sign a new contract worth £50,000 per week, according to The Sun.
To keep the teenager’s feet on the ground, Erik ten Hag has gradually integrated the winger into his first-team squad and denied him a spot in the locker room.
Garnacho was not included in the squad for the first few months of the season because the Dutchman disapproved of his behavior during the preseason tour.
Garnacho has a high level of talent, and United doesn’t want to give him too much too soon at the Theatre of Dreams.
However, Garnacho’s predicament means United’s hand has been forced.
Following his impressive performances for Manchester United in recent weeks, Garnacho was expected by many to receive a last-minute call-up with Argentina.
However, the 18-year-old was denied a spot in Qatar as Argentina head coach Lionel Scaloni chose to replace Gonzalez with Atletico Madrid winger Angel Correa, while Joaquin Correa was replaced by Atlanta United midfielder Thiago Almada, who was recently named the 2022 MLS Newcomer of the Year.
Garnacho was born in Madrid and is qualified to play for both Argentina and Spain. The winger has competed for both countries at the youth level.