Mason Greenwood in three-way switch battle as Man Utd set asking worth

Manchester United outcast Mason Greenwood is at the centre of a transfer fight between some of Europe’s biggest clubs.

And the news will please United bosses – who are desperate to sell him to the highest bidder this summer. Greenwood was sent to Spanish outfit Getafe on-loan in September, following an internal United investigation into his behaviour in the wake of allegations of assault made against him.

He has scored 10 goals in 34 appearances – and Getafe are keen to make the move permanent. But it’s emerged Italian giants Napoli have now joined the likes of Atletico Madrid and Juventus in the scramble to strike a deal for Greenwood.

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Some of Europe's top clubs are lining up to sign Mason Greenwood
Some of Europe’s top clubs are lining up to sign Mason Greenwood

The forward has a contract with United until 2025, with the option of an extra 12 months. United will consider offers in the region of £20m for the 22-year-old England international.

Greenwood is reluctant to return to Manchester this summer, after deciding he needs a permanent switch elsewhere to get his career back on track. He believes Europe is his best option – and could now have a big decision to make ahead of next season.

It represents a remarkable turnaround for Greenwood, whose career looked to be in tatters 18 months ago. United suspended him in January 2022, after Greenwood was arrested on suspicion of raping and assaulting a woman.

He was charged 10 months later with a number of offences, but all of them were later dropped. New United investor Sir Jim Ratcliffe recently suggested Greenwood could still have a future at United.

But after canvassing opinion, the club has decided to cut their losses and get the £90,000-a-week star off the wage bill.