Man Utd 'receive approach' from Premier League rival for Mason Greenwood

Mason Greenwood has been amongst the goals on loan at Getafe (Image: Getty)

Manchester United have received an enquiry from a Premier League rival concerning the availability of Mason Greenwood, according to a report. The Red Devils are expected to try and cash in on the forward this summer following his fruitful loan spell with Madrid-based side Getafe.

Greenwood spent almost two years away from professional football after being charged with attempted rape, controlling and coercive behaviour and assault. The 22-year-old denied wrongdoing and the Crown Prosecution Service eventually dropped the charges in February 2023.

Getafe opted to take him on loan last summer and Greenwood has repaid their faith with 14 goal contributions in 28 La Liga appearances. Top clubs are now thought to be circling ahead of the summer window, with United’s asking price expected to be beyond Getafe’s reach.

According to TEAMtalk, an unnamed Premier League side have registered their interest in Greenwood, who has not played in the English top flight since the 2021/22 season.

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Mason Greenwood is reportedly being targeted by an unnamed Premier League club (Image: Getty)

Greenwood’s progression through the United academy sparked huge excitement at Old Trafford, and he proved himself at Premier League level with 22 goals in 83 games. However, he is still widely expected to take the next step in his career with an overseas club.

Juventus are among the sides to have made Greenwood a prominent target this summer, with The Times reporting that United hope to raise £40million by moving him on. The youngster has just over a year left on his Red Devils deal but the club retain the option of extending it by another 12 months.

The likes of Atletico Madrid and Barcelona are also rumoured to be keeping tabs on Greenwood amid his impactful performances in Spain. But if nobody can meet his price tag, United are understood not to have ruled out bringing the player back to Old Trafford.

New co-owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe hinted as much shortly after completing his minority buy-in. He said: “I can talk about the principle, I’m not going to talk about Mason. I’m familiar with it. The principle is the important one because we will have other issues going forward.

“You’re dealing with young people ‒ they’ve not always been brought up in the best of circumstances ‒ who are very talented, they’ve got lots of money and they don’t always have the guidance they should have.

“We need to understand what the facts are. Then we need to make a fair decision in the light of the club’s values. All I can do is talk about the principle of how we will approach it. Is he the right type of footballer? Is he a good person or not?”

Source: https://www.express.co.uk/sport/football/1893969/man-utd-news-premier-league-mason-greenwood