Manchester United are working on securing the long-term future of 17-year-old wonderkid Alejandro Garnacho by handing him a new contract.

According to Fabrizio Romano, Manchester United are keen on handing a new long-term contract to youth team prodigy Alejandro Garnacho, with talks over a five-year deal already underway.

After spending five years in the Atletico Madrid youth setup, Garnacho made his way to Manchester United in 2020 and has quickly established himself as one of the most exciting young prospects at the Premier League outfit.

The 17-year-old enjoyed a fine 2021/22 campaign as he helped Manchester United win the FA Youth Cup, scoring two goals in the final, while he also made his senior debut towards the end of the season. In all, Garnacho featured 34 times across all teams in all competitions, finishing with an impressive tally of 14 goals and six assists.

The exciting winger is tipped for a bigger role in the senior team in the upcoming season owing to Erik ten Hag’s propensity to blood youngsters. However, Garnacho’s contract has caused some concern at Old Trafford as his current deal stands to expire in a little over a year. The situation has alerted clubs across Europe, with Juventus, in particular, keeping a close watch on the teenage prodigy.

Manchester United are now planning to put an end to all speculations about Garnacho and his future by tying him down to a new long-term contract. To that end, the Red Devils have prepared a five-year contract extension offer for the Argentine Under-20 international, and talks are already believed to be underway to get the deal across the line at the earliest.

Garnacho is among a host of exciting young prospects coming through at Manchester United currently, along with the likes of Hannibal Mejbri, Charlie McNeill, Joe Hugill and Alvaro Fernandez among others. They are likely to follow in the footsteps of Anthony Elanga, who became a full-fledged first-team member last season.

Considering Marcus Rashford’s disappointing performances in the season gone by, Garnacho could get an extended opportunity in the first-team setup should he make an impression on the new manager in the pre-season. For now, though, Manchester United will look to secure his future by extending his contract for the next five years.

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