Alejandro Garnacho is one of Manchester United’s many positive news stories this season.
The 18-year-old moved to England in 2020 after being part of Atletico Madrid’s youth system. He was born and raised in Madrid, originally serving in the ranks of Getafe.
Garnacho then found himself with the world at his feet, with Manchester United pursuing him from Los Rojiblancos and Argentina attempting to entice him away from representing his birth country.
Both were a success, and the youngster was called up by the South American nation in March 2022. There were even rumors that he narrowly missed out on making the World Cup-winning squad.
Garnacho has made 21 senior appearances this season and is clearly on the rise. His contract expires in June 2024, with a one-year extension option.
According to the Sunday edition of AS, he is on the verge of signing a contract that will last until 2028. They emphasize that this is their own information, presumably obtained from local Madrid sources, and that only image rights must be agreed upon.
AS state the agreement is ‘practically complete’ and both parties hope to have it finalised in ‘a matter of days’. They even say ‘the announcement is imminent,’ implying that Garnacho had multiple clubs circling him.
Real Madrid was one of them, and the club even met with the players’ representatives.
Despite that, Manchester United have been successful.