Ahead of a busy second half of the season, with Manchester United still struggling on all four fronts, the January transfer window was considered crucial in terms of strengthening certain areas.
But due to the summer ruin and uncertainty around the Glazers, all the club was able to do was sign three lease contracts.
Although Marcel Sabitzer’s deal on deadline day really impressed fans, nothing will make them happier than to learn that the club has practically agreed a new deal for its brightest player in recent years — Alejandro Garnacho.
Garnacho’s contract has been agreed
A lot has been written lately, as contract negotiations have been dragging on. It was reported that United’s cash offer was insufficient, and the length of the contract was also seen as a mitigating factor.
This allowed Spanish clubs such as Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid to try to lure the 18-year-old from Old Trafford.
But now AS has reported that, with the exception of a few points about image rights, the rest of the contract has been agreed with the player happy with the salary awarded and the duration of the contract.
An agreement on Garnacho’s new deal is practically complete. The two parties are already in agreement with the economic terms and the duration of the contract, which will be five seasons (2028) [@Manu_Sainz] pic.twitter.com/6izga4eLbn
— United Zone (@ManUnitedZone_) February 3, 2023
“Both sides are already satisfied with the economic conditions and the duration of the contract, which will be five seasons. So the Argentine Latin American will remain at Old Trafford until 2028.
“It remains to close only the distribution of rights to the image, but the parties hope to agree on this in a matter of days,” the message says.
United did everything possible to extend the contract with the Argentine, not only because of his importance to Erik ten Hag’s plans on the pitch, but also because of the aspirations of the club beyond.
The club has high hopes for Garnacho
“The leaders of the Red Devils want the 18-year-old striker to become a model for the development of the club in South America,” the article says.
The club knows that Garnacho can be the next Cristiano Ronaldo in terms of performances on and off the pitch, and they are ready to place big bets on him.
This news, no doubt, will please fans who took the academy graduate to heart and even replaced the lyrics of the iconic Portuguese to adapt his name.
The team and coach will also be pleased, as it reduces another unwanted distraction, and also because the player is highly regarded in the locker room because of his effective play this season, which includes three goals and six more assists in 23 games.