Garnacho could leave Manchester United in a €100m deal despite new contract

Manchester United's Alejandro Garnacho comes on as a substitute to make his first team debut.

Alejandro Garnacho has committed his future to Manchester United until June 2028 REUTERS/Phil Noble.

Real Madrid remain interested in Alejandro Garnacho despite his contract extension at Manchester United.

The Argentine talent has enjoyed a breakthrough season under Erik ten Hag, having been directly involved in nine goals in 29 appearances this season. He has remained on the sidelines since early March after sustaining an ankle injury in a goalless draw against Southampton but returned to training ahead of Aston Villa’s visit to Old Trafford.

Such has been his impact off the bench that he’s expected to be back into the first-team fold. All four of his Premier League goals and assists have come as a substitute. Further, Ten Hag has refused to release Garnacho for Argentina’s Under-20 World Cup campaign, underlining that he has plans revolving around the 18-year-old for the remainder of the season, including the all-important FA Cup final against Manchester City.

Real Madrid monitoring Manchester United forward Alejandro Garnacho

The Madrid-born winger has been the subject of interest from Real Madrid. He used to play for their city rivals, Atletico Madrid, before moving to Manchester.

United’s announcement of Garnacho’s contract last week appeared to spell the end of the European Champions’ interest. However, a report in Spain has suggested the Spanish giants remain unstirred with the recent development.

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According to Defensa Central, Real are still keeping an eye on Garnacho, whose new deal includes a buyout clause of €100m.

Garnacho has challenged Marcus Rashford for the left-flank position impressively well, managing 10 starts in all competitions.

But at Real, there’s already an equally talented understudy to Vinicius Jr – Rodrygo. The Brazilian youngster is a natural left-winger but has had to content himself with the majority of minutes from the right due to his fellow countryman’s incredible form. Considering all this, suggestions of the Spanish giants’ interest in Garnacho make little sense at the moment.