European clubs have reportedly enquired about Manchester United striker Mason Greenwood, who has been suspended by the club since his arrest in January 2022. The charges against the 21-year-old, including attempted rape, were dropped by the Crown Prosecution Service earlier this month, but United is carrying out its own investigation. Greenwood will remain suspended until the end of the 2022/23 Premier League season, according to reports. Turkish clubs and clubs with open transfer windows have been enquiring about loan deals for the striker, but at present, Man United has not pursued a deal.
Greenwood, who earns around £100,000 a week and is contracted until 2025, is still unable to play for United or train while the Red Devils carry out an internal probe. Most read in Football This is said to involve interviews to get his version of events and checks on his physical and mental health. Manager Erik Ten Hag hopes this process will be complete before the summer but it cannot be confirmed, it is understood.
Prior to his arrest, Greenwood was valued at around £50million and regarded as one of European football’s hottest young talents. But United’s women’s players reportedly don’t want him to return to the club. According to reports in The Athletic, “the feeling is strong” amongst the team that he should be let go – and is shared by some in the men’s dressing room. Fans are also said to be uncertain about his return.
Greenwood, who was dropped from a multi-million pound boot deal by Nike following his arrest, has made 129 appearances for United, scoring 35 goals and winning one England cap.
Meanwhile, Turkish clubs and clubs with open transfer windows have reportedly enquired about loan deals for the striker. Countries that currently have open transfer windows include the MLS in the United States, Japan and South Korea.
It remains to be seen whether Man United will pursue any deals for Greenwood, who has been a key player for the club in recent years. His suspension has been a major blow for the team, who have struggled in his absence.
Despite the uncertainty surrounding his future, Greenwood remains one of the most talented young players in European football. His performances for United over the past few seasons have marked him out as a potential superstar of the future.
However, his arrest and subsequent suspension have cast a shadow over his career, and it remains to be seen whether he will be able to put this behind him and return to his best form. For now, all eyes are on Man United and their internal investigation into Greenwood’s conduct.