Kobbie Mainoo in advanced contract talks with Manchester United

Manchester United are reportedly closing in on a new deal with their 18-year-old midfield sensation Kobbie Mainoo.

According to a report by Football Insider, Manchester United are in advanced talks with Kobbie Mainoo over a new deal. The teenage midfield sensation has been doing wonders for them, and the Red Devils are all set to reward him with a new bumper deal.

Kobbie Mainoo’s sensational rise

Mainoo has been at Manchester United since his childhood days. The youngster came up the ranks at some pace and made his first-team debut during the 2022/23 season. He was promoted to the senior team at the start of 2023 and has not looked back since.

Erik ten Hag was all set to hand him a key role in the 2023/24 season but unfortunately, an injury kept him out from the team for the initial few months of the season. Since returning from the injury, the 18-year-old has been performing on another level.

He has featured in a total of 20 matches and has racked up over 1,400 minutes. The teenage defensive midfielder has started in their last 12 Premier League fixtures. He has surpassed all expectations and was sensational in their recent win over Liverpool in the FA Cup quarter-final.

Manchester United to reward Kobbie Mainoo

Mainoo’s impressive rise and consistent performances in the centre of the park have convinced people at the club that he deserves a pay rise despite having penned down his last deal back in February 2023. His current deal runs until the summer of 2027 with an option to extend it by another 12 months.

Despite that, Manchester United are all set to offer him a new deal with improved terms that will increase his wages by a significant margin. Both parties are negotiating a new deal, and the talks are reportedly in advanced stages. Kobbie Mainoo could thus soon put pen to paper on a new deal.

The teenager has already established himself in their first team. Meanwhile, a new deal will help Manchester United secure his services for years to come as he is all set to be an integral part of their future plans under the new ownership of Sir Jim Ratcliffe and INEOS.

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