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"Speed demon" - Arsenal hoping to poach "special" talent from Premier League rivals

Rory O'Callaghan

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"Speed demon" - Arsenal hoping to poach "special" talent from Premier League rivals

Arsenal are reportedly lining up a shock bid to poach Manchester United starlet Alejandro Garnacho.

The 18-year-old is enjoying a breakout season at Old Trafford and is being tipped for a bright future.

He scored his first senior goal for United in their Europa League win over Real Sociedad earlier this month, before bagging his first Premier League goal – a winner against Fulham last week.

Garnacho has now made 10 senior appearances for the Red Devils and is being tipped to receive a late call-up to Argentina's World Cup squad, if another player is forced to pull out through injury.

Arsenal interested in Garnacho

According to 90Min, Arsenal are one of a number of clubs interested in Garnacho, who was recently described as a "special talent" by United teammate Harry Maguire.

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Chelsea, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain have also been linked with the talented winger, described as a “speed demon” in a recent report from scouting website Foot The Ball.

Garnacho is under contract with United until 2025.

The Red Devils are currently holding contract negotiations with the youngster over a new deal and are believed to be confident he will commit his future to the club.

United boss Erik ten Hag recently praised the winger and outlined the next steps for his development.

Ten Hag outlines Garnacho's next steps

Speaking ahead of his side's 2-1 win over Fulham, Ten Hag said: "First of all, there is a moment where you follow their process during training sessions and you work all day with them.

"You follow it, evaluate it and you are thinking about the potential that he has and you know, when you bring him into games, that his development will accelerate.

Garnacho has impressed for United this season (Image: Alamy)
Garnacho has impressed for United this season (Image: Alamy)

"That is what we see in this moment with Alejandro. From the start of the season he makes a lot of progress. We bring him in and the last games he played he did very well.

"Of course there are lacks where we have to work on, where we have to work on with him together, where he has to improve.

"When he keeps in this mindset he has a really good chance where he can be a really attractive player for us and I hope that he will keep continuing this progress and this development."

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Football, Manchester United, Arsenal, Alejandro Garnacho, Transfers, Argentina

Rory O'Callaghan
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