Two PL clubs enquire about Mason Greenwood transfer

According to the Daily Telegraph, two clubs in the Premier League have enquired about the potential to sign controversial Manchester United forward Mason Greenwood in the upcoming summer transfer window.

Those clubs are not named, although Atletico Madrid are among a number of teams credited with an interest. Greenwood is reportedly more likely to move abroad, namely Spain, Italy or Germany, than stay in England, and the Red Devils are prioritising a sale.

Although they could loan him out again, but this time with an obligation to buy, Man Utd have placed a price tag of between £40-50m for his signature, after he returns to Old Trafford from his loan spell at Getafe in Spain. Nonetheless, whoever signs him will be burdened with the controversy that he brings with him.

Greenwood seemingly does not have a long-term future at Man Utd. Abaca – Photo by Icon Sport

Should Premier League clubs pursue a Mason Greenwood transfer?

The allegations of rape and assault made against Greenwood by his partner in 2022, and the subsequent charges, are well-documented. With the case since being dropped, he is innocent in the eyes of the law, but many fans still continue to see him in an unfavourable light.

In turn, abuse from the crowd and self-styled online commentators would be inevitable if he was to stay in England. Any club taking him on would also have to withstand some negative press.

Regardless, whatever controversy has surrounded Greenwood off the field, he has delivered on it, after Getafe took a chance on him. He has netted 10 goals in 32 appearances while on loan to the La Liga side, adding to his 35 senior goals in a Man Utd shirt.

Adam is a lead writer on Football Whispers. He is a big Arsenal fan, and also follows his local club Wealdstone, made famous by The Wealdstone Raider, of whom he has interviewed. Adam also follows darts, boxing, cricket and tennis, among many other sports.