Mason Greenwood eyed up by Turkish club who beat Man Utd just hours after he’s dumped in explosive statement


MASON Greenwood is being eyed up by a Turkish club who beat Manchester United – just hours after he was dumped in an explosive statement.

United are facing a mad scramble to get rid of Mason Greenwood in just ten days or face losing millions.

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The club yesterday announced their striker, 21, would not be returning to Old Trafford following his suspension.

After weeks of speculation, the Red Devils forward is being written off by the Old Trafford outfit after uproar online from fans at the prospect of Greenwood, 21, making a comeback. 

Greenwood was charged with attempted rape, assault and controlling and coercive behaviour, before the charges were dropped in February by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).

In a statement released yesterday, Manchester United said: “All those involved, including Mason, recognise the difficulties with him recommencing his career at Manchester United.”

Football stars including Gary Lineker spoke out following the decision, with the Match Of The Day host saying: “Inevitable and right decision on an untenable situation.”

United have taken calls from clubs across Europe and Middle East who are interested in the 21-year-old forward.

The Times reports that Turkish side Istanbul Başakşehir is one of the clubs which have thrown their hats in the ring.

Başakşehir expressed their interest in signing Greenwood in a quick deal this month.

The Red Devils lost 2-1 to Başakşehir in Istanbul in a November 2020 Champions League group stage tie.

Weeks later United exacted a 4-1 revenge at Old Trafford, despite the best efforts of Başakşehir striker Demba Ba.

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Greenwood is also in line for a £10million Saudi Arabia deal with Steven Gerrard – or else a potential reunion with Jose Mourinho.

The former England striker is being eyed up by Saudi club Al-Ettifaq, who this summer appointed Liverpool legend Gerrard as manager.

Other Saudi clubs are also considering a move for the 21-year-old after United announced he’d be leaving, The Sun can reveal.

He is on the radar of not only ex-United boss Mourinho’s Serie A side AS Roma in Italy but also one of Turkey’s leading clubs Galatasaray.

The Sun understands several Saudi clubs are interested, including Gerrard’s side who are considering whether to offer a £10million-a-year deal.

Al-Ettifaq’s signings this summer include England vice-captain Jordan Henderson from Liverpool, now being paid £700,000 per week.

Meanwhile, Galatasaray have recruited Wilfried Zaha from Crystal Palace on a free transfer and Hakim Ziyech on loan from Chelsea.

Reports of the potential moves come just hours after the Old Trafford club announced Greenwood would be leaving – though it could cost the Premier League giants millions of pounds.

United revealed they had come to a “collaborative decision” with the 21-year-old forward for him to move on.

But the club did not say whether his £75,000-a-week contract would be terminated or whether he would be put on loan or sold.

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They now face a scramble to get rid of Greenwood in just ten days or face losing millions.

If United haven’t sold or loaned him out by September 1 when football‘s summer transfer window closes, they could have to pay him millions to cancel his contract which is due to expire in 2025.

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