Man Utd ‘close to agreeing new contract for Alejandro Garnacho but fear young star turning into flop Adnan Januzaj’ | The Sun

MANCHESTER UNITED teen sensation Alejandro Garnacho is close to agreeing a contract extension, reports suggest.

Garnacho has been enjoying a breakout season at Old Trafford with two goals and five assists in 15 matches across all competitions.

And United want to reward the 18-year-old with a new deal that will include a significantly higher salary than his current one, which reportedly pays him £7,000 per week.

According to the Telegraph, the Red Devils are in "advanced talks" with the winger's representatives.

And the Manchester giants are confident the Argentine will put pen to paper soon.

United have been careful to strike the right balance between rewarding the teenager's progress and avoiding a repeat of past failures that saw young talent fall from grace.

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Erik ten Hag's side want to make sure there will not be another situation similar to the one of Adnan Januzaj.

Januzaj was considered the club's brightest young prospect when he signed a lucrative five-year contract in 2013 while he was the same age as Garnacho.

But the Belgian, who also plays as a winger, never lived up to expectations and was shipped out on loan to Borussia Dortmund in 2015 and Sunderland in 2016.

The now 27-year-old never managed to reach the desired level and left for Real Sociedad in 2017 before his move to Sevilla last August.

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Garnacho's stock, however, continues to rise, especially after helping United come from behind against rivals Manchester City on Saturday.

The Argentina Under-20 international came from the bench in the second half and set up Marcus Rashford's winner that led Ten Hag's team to a dramatic 2-1 win.

The teenager's impressive performances this season have also caught the eye of Real Madrid and Juventus.

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