Mason Greenwood is currently suspended by Man Utd and is awaiting the results of an internal investigation. Recently, the 21-year-old made headlines with rumors that he might be allowed to return to the first team. However, many people will certainly not be satisfied with this decision.
Experts say that is no different from an image nightmare for Man Utd. Therefore, a lot of things need to be taken into account, although the ability of the England player is indisputable. Ideally, Man Utd would sell or loan Greenwood.
A recent report could make United consider, helping them solve both problems at the same time. According to Italian media, Atalanta is interested in recruiting Greenwood in the summer transfer window this year.
This move is really too convenient for Man Utd. The reason is that the Daily Mail said that Rasmus Hojlund is also the number one target of the Old Trafford team. According to the Telegraph, Man Utd owners believe they will recruit Hojlund when the striker openly wants to wear the team shirt.
Hojlund himself confirmed: “My goal is to reach the top, and you can say that Man United is that top.” Hojlund has nodded to Man Utd, just waiting for the final price to be approved.
That gives United an opportunity to solve two big problems. It is clear that the Red Devils are hungry for a striker and the only possible candidate they can buy at the moment is the Danish striker. In contrast, Man Utd seems to be difficult to reach Harry Kane or Victor Osimhen.
Greenwood is also a problem that causes Man Utd headaches. Greenwood’s situation is very worrying right now and it’s probably best for both parties to move towards a resolution of the split. If Man Utd can use Greenwood as leverage in a deal with Hojlund, this would be the ideal solution for all involved.
Ultimately, the deal will save Man Utd around £50m in a very tight transfer budget this summer. Man Utd can negotiate a cash exchange or sell Greenwood outright and use that money to buy Hojlund.
Obviously, Greenwood feels that it is difficult for him to reintegrate into the English football environment. Pressure from many sides makes Man Utd unable to make a decision even though it has been more than 4 months since the announcement to conduct an internal investigation.
In contrast, Hojlund is young and has proven capable. This talented striker can help coach Erik ten Hag solve the headache of scoring. Man Utd need to be more assertive so as not to affect the preparation plan for the new season.
Greenwood used to be a top young talent in England. However, the private life scandals made this player’s career gradually come to a dead end. With a team as influential as Man Utd, leaving Greenwood is probably the most reasonable option at the moment.
Xiao Lam | 07:40 07/07/2023