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Romano confirms Man Utd to hold talks with "great talent", he's a future superstar

Romano confirms Man Utd to hold talks with "great talent", he's a future superstar

United are keen to tie him down to a long-term deal.

Manchester United are set to resume contract talks with Alejandro Garnacho "in the next weeks", transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has confirmed.

The 18-year-old Argentine, who broke into United's first-team last season, has become a more prominent figure in the current campaign under Erik ten Hag.

Garnacho made his first senior start for United against Moldovan side Sheriff Tiraspol in the Europa League in October.

He then scored his first senior goal for the club in the same competition against Real Sociedad in November before bagging his first Premier League goal later that month – an injury-time winner against Fulham.

Garnacho has gone on to make nine senior appearances for United this season and has featured in each of their last four Premier League matches.

He is under contract until 2024, with the club holding an option to extend that by a further year.

But he is believed the only earn around £5,000 per week, a relatively low figure considering his growing importance for the Red Devils.

United are keen to tie him down to a new long-term deal on improved terms, with both Real Madrid and Chelsea reportedly keen to poach the forward.

United to resume Garnacho contract talks

United held talks with Garnacho earlier this season over a new contact which would see him earn £50,000 per week – 10 times what he is currently on at Old Trafford.

Romano has now confirmed that those talks are now set to resume after the winter break.

"Manchester United will resume talks to extend Alejandro Garnacho's contract in the next weeks and months," he tweeted.

"Negotiations have been ongoing for months as Man Utd want Garnacho to be happy with new long-term deal and improved salary."

Speaking after Garnacho's winner against Fulham prior to the winter break, United boss Ten Hag warned the youngster to not get carried away.

"It shows that he has the talent, a great talent but he has a long way to go," said Ten Hag.

"He has to make a big investment because it will be recognisable every time he plays.

"First, he shows the mentality you need. Under stress he's performing, he's coming in, he has an impact, he has the belief. Twice in three, four days, so that is really good.

"I'm really happy that we can bring a young player up and it shows that when players deserve it they get their chances. That is the first one but we have to bring more. He's great.

"I like that he has a big belief and that's great to work with. He likes football. He's a real pleasure."

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Topics: Manchester United, Alejandro Garnacho, Football, Premier League, Transfers