Getafe pressuring Sir Jim Ratcliffe over Mason Greenwood transfer as Man Utd return open | Football | Sport


Getafe are set to open talks with Manchester United over the possibility of keeping Mason Greenwood beyond the end of this season, according to reports. Greenwood appears to be facing an uncertain future at Old Trafford despite Sir Jim Ratcliffe insisting that he is yet to make a final decision on whether to hand the 22-year-old a lifeline.

Greenwood has been in fine form at Getafe this season, scoring seven goals and chipping in with five assists in all competitions. He is set to leave the club when his loan deal expires at the end of the campaign but those in power at Getafe would like to keep him for longer, according to The Times.

It is said that Getafe’s hopes of extending Greenwood’s stay will hinge on whether United are prepared to reintegrate him into Erik ten Hag’s first-team squad. Before he was loaned to Getafe last summer, the Red Devils said in a statement that it would be ‘most appropriate’ for Greenwood to resume his career away from Old Trafford.

However, it seems that Greenwood may have a future at United after all, with Ratcliffe saying earlier this month: “It’s quite clear we have to make a decision. The process will be to understand the facts, not the hype, and then try to come to a fair decision based on values.

“Is he a good guy or not? And [we will need to] answer whether he could play sincerely for Manchester United well and would we be comfortable with it and would the fans be comfortable with it?”

Greenwood’s current deal at United will expire in the summer of 2025, although the Red Devils still have the option to trigger a one-year extension. The report adds that the terms of Greenwood’s loan at Getafe will allow the La Liga side to benefit financially if he is sold to another club in the summer.

Meanwhile, The Athletic have claimed that Greenwood would be ‘reluctant to accept’ a return to Old Trafford even if United are willing to take him back. He is said to be aware that he would face greater levels of scrutiny in England than he does in Spain, where he has settled well out of the limelight.

The former England striker was loaned to Getafe after charges of attempted rape, controlling and coercive behaviour and assault occasioning actual bodily harm were dropped last February. United went on to conduct their own internal investigation, after which they decided to ship him out in response to backlash from fans, women’s support groups and members of staff.

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