Juventus are trying to pull off another Paul Pogba-esque signing, as they look to sign Alejandro Garnacho on a free transfer.
Manchester United fans will quickly want to forget about the 2021/22 season. It truly was abysmal at the first-team level.
The only real bright spark came from our youth teams. The Red Devils enjoyed success at both the U23 and U18 age groups, developing several promising young starlets who have every chance at making the jump in future.
Undoubtedly, Alejandro Garnacho is the man of the moment. Our Argentine has enjoyed a whirlwind few months, being called up to the Argentina squad already. He’s also made his United debut, while scoring twice in an FA Youth Cup final victory.
What’s most impressive about Garnacho is that no stage seems to big for him. He has this incredible aura, playing with a maturity beyond his years, knowing full well he has what it takes to go right to the top.
United want to keep ahold of Garnacho for the rest of his career. However, that isn’t stopping other potential suitors from making their move.
The story comes from Calciomercato, who states that Juventus are trying to sign the ‘very promising’ United youngster on a free transfer next summer.
The Old Lady are looking for lightning to strike twice, as they hope to do exactly what they did when they brought in Paul Pogba all those years ago.
Anyway, Calciomercato sat down with intermediary Eugenio Ascari and he confirmed the news that Juventus want to bring in Garnacho on a free.
Check out what Ascari said in full here:
“Garnacho is a very promising footballer, born in 2004. He plays for Argentina even though he’s born in Madrid and grew up at Atlético Madrid. Then Manchester United picked him up, where he made some appearances in the first-team as well.” Ascari said.
“He’s a winger that comes inside, but he’s already in a top club and it will not be easy to snatch him from Manchester United, even if there are interests from Italian teams. Juventus would like to pull off a coup à la Pogba when his contract expires.”
As things stand, Garnacho is protected for at least another year. The Argentine’s current contract doesn’t expire for twelve months, meaning United still have some time on their hands.
At the very least, we know Garnacho will be a United player until the summer of 2023. Though I don’t doubt that, behind the scenes, the club are working hard to tie their starlet down to a new, long-term deal on professional terms.
I guess as things stand, the decision is Garnacho’s and his alone. But that shouldn’t stop Erik ten Hag from wavering away from whatever plan he has drawn up for the teenager. If that’s a loan move away, so be it. If that’s first-team football this season, then I don’t doubt Garnacho would be delighted with that.
The simple matter is this. United should only bend over backwards for players that want to be here. Garnacho definitely gives off that impression in my opinion, so hopefully, we’re watching him tearing it up in the first-team for at least the next decade.
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