Mason Greenwood 'says yes' to summer move as Man Utd offered swap deal to cut price tag

Mason Greenwood rediscovered his scoring form on loan at Getafe (Image: Getty)

Mason Greenwood has reportedly given the green light on a move to Juventus this summer, but the Bianconeri are intent on Manchester United lowering their asking price. A promising player could be included in the deal if United refuse to compromise on their valuation of the 22-year-old, who impressed on loan at Getafe last season.

Greenwood only has one year remaining on his Red Devils contract but the club want to recoup up to £34million for the academy product. The price leaves Juve in a tricky position and senior figures in Turin are reportedly exploring ways to make the deal cheaper.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, including Samuel Iling-Junior in part-exchange is one of the ‘ideas’ Juventus chiefs have come up with.

Tottenham were heavily linked with Iling-Junior, who has been on Juve’s books since 2020 but came through Chelsea’s academy. And the north Londoners were reportedly quoted £15.5m when they came sniffing around in January.

The 20-year-old could give United an extra option out wide, which could prove useful if both Greenwood and Jadon Sancho leave Old Trafford this summer. Juve including Federico Chiesa as part of the deal for Greenwood has also been floated as a possibility.

Chiesa is approaching the final 12 months of his deal in Serie A and Juve will be desperate to avoid losing him for free in the summer of 2025. While the financial commitment involved in signing Greenwood has made life complicated for the Italian giants, the player’s reported viewpoint at least offers them hope.

New Juventus manager Thiago Motta is reportedly keen on signing Mason Greenwood (Image: Getty)

In the knowledge that he won’t be returning to Getafe, where he scored 10 goals and notched six assists last season, and that he has no future at United, Greenwood is believed to be warming to the idea of setting up camp in Turin.

New Juventus boss Thiago Motta holds the forward in ‘high esteem’ but money remains an issue. The Bianconeri are already closing in on a new goalkeeper this summer, Michele Di Gregorio, and their next priority is strengthening in midfield.

Aston Villa star Douglas Luiz is a prominent target in that department but his signing would leave even less money for Juve to go after Greenwood. Villa reportedly want £42.5m for the Brazilian, unless Weston McKennie’s inclusion convinces them to come down.

Greenwood has not played for United since off-field controversy struck in January 2022. The youngster scored 35 goals in 129 matches for the Red Devils but his time at Old Trafford appears to be up.

Source: https://www.express.co.uk/sport/football/1908332/mason-greenwood-man-utd-juventus