Mason Greenwood, once a promising talent at Manchester United, is now on the radar of several English clubs as he prepares for an exit from Old Trafford.
In the wake of a comprehensive internal review surrounding allegations against the young striker, Manchester United confirmed on Monday that Greenwood would be seeking opportunities to rebuild his career away from the Theatre of Dreams.
Earlier in January 2022, Manchester United had put Greenwood’s involvement on hold following his arrest, which came about due to claims made online by a woman. Subsequently, the 21-year-old England international faced further accusations, resulting in charges of attempted rape, assault, and exhibiting controlling behaviour.
Yet, as February approached, the Crown Prosecution Service dropped all charges against Greenwood, attributing the decision to key witnesses pulling out and the introduction of fresh evidence, which meant that securing a conviction became improbable.
Throughout this period, Greenwood was spotted undertaking solo training, with Manchester United closely monitoring his progress, considering a potential re-integration. However, discussions around his comeback stirred significant controversy, leading to the club’s declaration that he won’t don the red jersey again.
Though Greenwood remains tied to United under the guidance of Erik ten Hag till 2025, with an additional year’s option, ESPN highlights that both domestic and international clubs are expressing interest in acquiring the forward’s services, be it on a loan or a permanent basis.
With the transfer window drawing to a close on September 1, Manchester United is eager to decide Greenwood’s path forward. If no resolution is reached, both the club and player might decide to end the contract amicably.
Current chatter suggests Saudi Arabia or Turkey could be Greenwood’s likely destinations. Since his suspension, the young player has also embraced fatherhood.
Manchester United doesn’t anticipate a cash windfall from Greenwood’s departure, but there’s internal deliberation about allocating potential proceeds from his exit.
In his time at the club, which began when he was just seven, Greenwood found the net 35 times and assisted 12 goals in 129 appearances. He last represented the club in a match against West Ham in January 2022 and played once for England in September 2020.
Addressing the allegations, Greenwood acknowledged some missteps in his past relationships, while simultaneously refuting the accusations levelled against him.
Steven Gerrard has since come out and denied that Mason Greenwood is set to travel to Saudi Arabia for a £10million move, branding the reports as ‘FAKE NEWS’