MANCHESTER UNITED have offered Alejandro Garnacho the longest contract that they have ever tabled, according to reports.
The 18-year-old has burst onto the scene this season with some exhilarating displays.
Club chiefs are keen to tie him down for as long as possible, believing he could become their biggest asset in years.
They add, however, that the Argentine youth international is unsure whether to sign it.
Garnacho’s current contract expires in 2024, and representatives only want to sign a four-year deal.
United want to pay him £32,000 a week – the most they’d have offered a teenager in their history.
But his agents want a deal worth north of £40,000 a week.
While Garnacho is not thought to be keen on signing an eight-year deal, there is no suggestion that he would like to leave imminently.
Real Madrid would be keen to sign him, should he become available.
While Atletico Madrid would also like to bring him back to the Spanish capital, having lost him to United aged 16 for just £420,000 in October 2020.
Garnacho’s stock has risen along with his play time this season, complicating negotiations.
He has made 16 appearances for United’s first team under Erik ten Hag this term.
The livewire winger scored his first Prem goal in the final match prior to the World Cup, a stoppage time winner against Fulham.
Issues were raised last summer regarding his time-keeping during United’s tour of Thailand and Australia.
However no one at the club doubts his talent.