ALEJANDRO Garnacho has refused to sign a new contract with Manchester United amid interest from Real Madrid and Juventus, reports suggest.
Garnacho has been enjoying a breakout season at Old Trafford with two goals and five assists in 15 appearances across all competitions.
Alejandro Garnacho is among the lowest-paid Manchester United players
Manchester United ace Alejandro Garnacho has turned down a new dealGetty
According to The Independent, the 18-year-old sensation, who is understood to be on £7,000 per week, was offered a new deal by United worth £20,000 per week.
However, the winger turned it down with his representatives claiming it isn’t enough and doesn’t reflect his growing status in the team.
The young Argentine has become a United regular under Erik ten Hag but is still among the squad’s lowest-paid players.
Garnacho is second from the bottom in the wage bill, with only Anthony Elanga below him making £5,500 per week.
Hannibal Mejbi, who is on loan at Birmingham, earns almost double with a weekly salary of £13,000.
That has led to Juventus and Real keeping tabs on Garnacho, who has 18 months left on his current United contract and has yet to receive any concrete offers from his various suitors.
Juve are looking to update their squad amid a disappointing season that has seen them slump to third place in the Serie A table.
Real, on the other hand, want to build a new team based on the next generation of players and see him as an interesting addition to join Vinicius Junior and Rodrigo up front.
United have taken a measured approach when it comes to young players’ wages recently.
The Manchester giants want to send a message that the money will follow if the players’ performances meet the required standards on a consistent basis.
Nevertheless, the Red Devils have insisted talks have been “positive” with Garnacho’s representatives.
But the forward’s stock has dramatically increased, especially after his impressive performance against Manchester City on Saturday.
The teenager came on as a second-half substitute and set up Marcus Rashford’s winner that sealed a sensational comeback win.