Marseille negotiates with Manchester United for Mason Greenwood

After an impressive loan spell at Getafe, Mason Greenwood has returned to Manchester United, though he is not in their plans for the upcoming season. Journalist Fabrizio Romano reported that Marseille has made a formal proposal for the 22-year-old winger and is in advanced negotiations with United.

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After a loan season in which he excelled at Getafe, Mason Greenwood returned to Manchester United, but he is not in the plans for the English giant.

In this regard, journalist Fabrizio Romano reported on Monday that Marseille has sent a formal proposal for the acquisition of the 22-year-old English winger and is in advanced negotiations with the Red Devils.

United is open to another loan move for the player in the 2024/25 season, but this time with an obligation to buy and a percentage of any future sale. This indicates United’s willingness to facilitate Greenwood's departure while ensuring potential financial benefits from any future transfers.

Greenwood, who was once a great prospect in English football but saw his reputation tarnished by a domestic violence accusation - which was dropped in 2022 - recorded ten goals and seven assists in 36 games for Getafe, who finished 12th in La Liga. Despite the off-field controversies, Greenwood managed to make a significant impact on the pitch during his time in Spain, demonstrating his skill and potential.

His performances at Getafe have sparked interest from various clubs, but it seems Marseille is currently leading the race to secure his services. The French club's interest underscores their ambition to strengthen their squad with young talent capable of making an immediate impact.

For Greenwood, a move to Marseille could represent a fresh start and an opportunity to revive his career away from the scrutiny he faces in England. Marseille, a club with a passionate fan base and a rich history, could provide the ideal environment for him to rediscover his best form.

The potential deal, which includes a loan with an obligation to buy, suggests that Marseille sees long-term potential in Greenwood. Additionally, United’s demand for a percentage of any future sale indicates their belief that Greenwood’s value could increase significantly if he performs well in Ligue 1.

As negotiations progress, both clubs will be keen to finalize terms that are beneficial to all parties involved. For United, moving Greenwood on will clear some space in their squad and could help them avoid further media scrutiny surrounding his past. For Marseille, acquiring a player of Greenwood’s caliber could be a significant boost to their attacking options.

The outcome of these negotiations will be closely watched by fans and pundits alike, as it could shape the immediate future of one of English football’s once-brightest talents.

Updated: 02:19, 8 Jul 2024

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