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Real Madrid closely monitoring the contract situation of Manchester United prodigy

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Alejandro Garnacho has emerged as one of the star attractions at Manchester United lately, with the young forward racking up 17 competitive appearances.

The Argentine has impressed onlookers with his dribbling prowess and ability to create chances in the final third. He has also scored two goals and registered five assists, with the youngster most recently starring in Manchester United’s derby win over Manchester City.

Despite his rapid rise to prominence, though, Garnacho is facing an uncertain future at Old Trafford. The player’s current deal at the club expires in 2024, and he has not signed a contract extension offered by the Premier League giants.

According to Independent, Garnacho’s environment has maintained that the £20,000 per week salary offered by the club does not do justice to the player’s growth in recent years. They are holding out for a higher salary.

But there is room for concern for Manchester United, as Real Madrid are among a list of clubs interested in the services of the young Argentine.

The reigning European champions are closely monitoring the situation of Garnacho. They are expected to pounce on any opportunity to sign the 18-year-old, having identified him as the ideal reinforcement in the club’s attacking department.

Garnacho’s team does have an excellent relationship with the Manchester United board. But the opportunity to join Real Madrid could be too tempting for the Argentine, who is known to be a huge admirer of Cristiano Ronaldo.

Real Madrid, for their part, could splash the cash for attacking reinforcements in the summer, given the fact that Eden Hazard may leave the club at the end of the season, while Marco Asensio’s future remains uncertain as well.

The club are also facing pressure to add more competition for the likes of Rodrygo and Vinicius Junior, thus making Garnacho an ideal target for the club. So, if there is no progress in contract talks with Manchester United, Real Madrid are lying in wait to swoop for the prodigy.

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Real Madrid forward set for talks with Arsenal this week – report

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With less than six months left on his contract, Marco Asensio looks to be on his way out of Real Madrid very soon. The Spaniard has not yet started talks to extend his contract with the Spanish giants, which has garnered the eyes from several top clubs across Europe.

One of the clubs interested in his signature happens to be Premier League leaders Arsenal. Mikel Arteta is said to be a fan of the player, and will try to be bring him to North London on a free transfer this summer.

According to Mirror, Asensio’s agents will fly to London this week to get an a better understanding Arsenal’s interest in the player. Talks are scheduled with Arsenal, among possibly other clubs.

Asensio’s priority remains to extend with Arsenal, but not at ‘any cost’. The winger is looking for raise with his new contract to go along with a four-year deal. The report states that he currently earns around €130,000 per week at Madrid.

The 27-year-old has been waiting for an official offer from Los Blancos for a while, but the club will wait for March or April before taking a decision on his extension.

Asensio took a while to grow important for Carlo Ancelotti this season, but has been featuring regularly on the right-wing lately. He even scored in 2-0 win against Valencia in midweek, taking his tally to two for the season, excluding three assists as well.

Arsenal are definitely looking to add more firepower to their squad for next season, having already brought in Leandro Trossard in the winter. Asensio could serve as the perfect backup to Bukayo Saka, who has been in incredible form all season.

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