For a period of time on Friday, it seemed that Mason Greenwood’s career would continue in the Italian Serie A.
That’s because Italian giants Lazio were heavily linked with a move for the youngster, before the move failed to materialise and Greenwood move to Getafe in Spain’s LaLiga instead.
However, the Lazio hierarchy have pointed the finger of blame at Manchester United in regards to the transfer collapse and have stated the Greenwood wanted a move to the Italian side.
Claudio Lotito, the president of Lazio, was highly critical of United and was more than happy to make his displeasure known.
Speaking to La Lazio Siamo Noi following the closure of Italy’s transfer window, Lotito said: “I tried until the last minute.
“They didn’t countersign in time. He wanted to come to Lazio.
“Can we try again in January? Let’s see.”
According to Lotito’s comments, it seems that United were slow in signing the necessary paperwork and it stopped the player from making the move there. The Italian transfer window actually closed at 7pm on Friday, compared to the English window that closed at 11pm.
With Greenwood is in Spain on loan, the youngster will hope to make his mark to catch the eye of clubs around the world as he looks to rebuild his career away from Old Trafford.