On Wednesday, ESPN Argentina revealed Manchester United interest in Franco Mastantuono.

It was said the Red Devils joined the race for the 16-year-old, who’s making his way through River Plate’s first team and is already protected by a €30m release clause.

The Buenos Aires giants are already working on a new move to keep him, and ESPN is now back with a fresh story about it.

It’s claimed that right after the stories about Manchester United and Barcelona interest, River Plate want his release clause raised to €40m.

His current deal lasts until December 2025, but their idea is to have him tied until 2027.

That seems like River Plate are indeed concerned about a Manchester United and Barcelona chase for the player, who can’t leave Argentina until he turns 18 in August next year.

A new contract would definitely put the Argentine side in a more comfortable situation, as his current €30m clause is certainly not a lot for South Americans these days, as there have been some moving for more than that.