In a twist of events surrounding Manchester United’s prodigy Mason Greenwood, recent reports suggest a potential permanent move for the 22-year-old to Spain’s top flight, LaLiga.
Having made a surprise move to Getafe this summer, Greenwood’s fortunes seem to have taken an upward trajectory. His transition to Getafe followed a challenging period, marred by controversies which began after his last game for the Red Devils in January 2022 — a 1-0 victory over West Ham. An unfortunate incident that saw Greenwood arrested on several grave allegations followed shortly after that match. Despite the subsequent dropping of charges by the Crime Prosecution Service, owing to a key witness stepping back, Manchester United felt it prudent for Greenwood to step away from the limelight at Old Trafford for a while.
Insiders from the club reveal that United’s coach, Erik ten Hag, still views Greenwood in high regard. Rumors are abuzz that Ten Hag may be considering an eventual reintegration of Greenwood into the squad. The phrase, ‘all hell is set to break loose’, was notably used by an insider to describe the situation.
Greenwood’s stint in Getafe, the Madrid-based club, is largely seen as a strategic move to restore his public and professional image. So far, he has featured in five matches, starting in two and coming off the bench in three, recording one goal and an assist. With Greenwood’s contract with Manchester United set to end in the summer of 2025, the specifics of the loan deal’s financials with Getafe have been highlighted.
Interestingly, Greenwood’s impressive form at Getafe has captured the attention of Sevilla, another LaLiga stalwart.
According to sources from the Daily Mirror, Sevilla has expressed keen interest in securing the young forward’s services. Greenwood’s Manchester United journey, which once saw him as a potential £50m asset, now faces an uncertain future. With just a year remaining in his contract post this season, the club might see a potential sale as a financial bonus. Estimates suggest that, given his promising form, Greenwood might command a price tag between €20m to €25m (£17.3m to £21.7m).
While this entire episode might leave Ten Hag disappointed for not having the opportunity to mentor Greenwood, many opine that a permanent move elsewhere might be in the best interests of all parties involved.