Report: Man Utd want to sell 22-year-old who made Klopp say “wow” with European club keen

Mason Greenwood, a forward for Manchester United, may be moving this summer as rumors have it that Italian team Napoli has placed a bid for his services.

After making his United debut in the team’s historic 3-1 victory over Paris Saint-Germain at the Parc des Princes in 2019, the Red Devils academy graduate went on to become a first-team regular under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Greenwood did, however, play his last game for United more than two years ago; the club suspended him following his arrest by Greater Manchester Police on charges of assault, rape, and making death threats.

That saw him take a loan to Getafe, where he has impressed – and with that in mind, The Athletic have suggested that Italian outfit Napoli could bring him to the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona in view of a permanent deal.

Mason Greenwood: Napoli Transfer Latest

The striker has been touted with a move to Serie A 

According to the source, Napoli has reached out to United regarding a possible transfer for Greenwood, who spent the season on loan at Getafe and had a reasonably successful season.

Greenwood, who last competed for United more than two years ago, is anticipated to sign a permanent contract with the Red Devils this summer, ending a 17-year association with the team that began when he was just six years old. Although 35 goals in 129 appearances for United is a respectable total, many questioned whether the best of his abilities were still ahead of him because he did not play football for the next 18 months due to his ban from the team.

But Greenwood found his finest form again on the Iberian Peninsula, scoring 10 goals in 34 La Liga games for the Madrid-based team. His return to football has been well-managed, and Napoli has shown interest in him as a result.

Getafe hopes to re-sign the attacker for a second loan agreement, but due to his success this season, other European teams are showing interest in him. It is believed that he will be aiming to play at a better level in the upcoming seasons.

The report goes on to say that although United would prefer to secure the young player from Bradford’s permanent departure from Old Trafford, a loan move will be taken into consideration if they are unable to obtain a suitable payment for his services. A possible return to the Theatre of Dreams has also not been ruled out. Greenwood’s deal expires in the summer of next year, but the club has an option to extend it for another year, which they will use if they see fit.

United Yet to Make Decision on Greenwood Future

Fans of the Red Devils still don’t know whether he could return 

United did make Greenwood available for transfer back in August after they confirmed that they had abandoned their plan to bring him back into the first-team squad, and whilst there was an expectation that he wouldn’t play for the club again, Sir Jim Ratcliffe is yet to give an indication as to where his future lies either at or away from Old Trafford, saying:

“He’s a Manchester United footballer so we are in charge of football. So the answer is yes, we have to make decisions. It’s quite clear we have to make a decision. There is no decision that’s been made.

“He’s on loan obviously but he’s not the only one. We’ve got one or two footballers that we have to deal with and we have to make a decision on so we will do that.

Should Greenwood return to Old Trafford, the players they have since brought in would mean that game time would be hard to come by – though Napoli would be able to offer him better game time.

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