BARCELONA are determined to land Mason Greenwood – and have sent scouts to his last three matches.
Representatives of the Spanish giants have reported that the Manchester United forward is “tailor-made” for the Nou Camp.
A source said: “Barcelona are hugely interested in Greenwood, and are determined to bring him in.
“Right now, they are leading the race and are at the front of the queue. Scouts have watched Greenwood and have been tasked with deciding if he fits in with Barcelona’s style of play.
“The overwhelming view is that he does, and that he would be a strong addition to the squad.”
A move to Barcelona would represent a massive turnaround for Greenwood, who has been told he has no future at United.
The source added: “Mason has settled in Spain and would be happy to stay there. And, of course, when a club like Barcelona comes calling you listen to what they have to say.
“For Mason it could be a career-changing move and having spent so long out of the game he is keen to make the most of all the new opportunities that now come his way.”
Earlier this year, Sun Online told how Greenwood was likely to find himself at the centre of Spanish summer transfer flurry.
The 22-year-old was loaned by Manchester United to Getafe at the start of this season – and has been in impressive form.
Our source said: “Mason has done brilliantly since he moved to Spain and is really catching the eye after a strong start to his time at Getafe.
“There are a number of clubs looking at him in Spain with scouts from Valencia and Sociedad seemingly at the front of the queue.
“It is highly unlikely Mason will return to Manchester United. That ship has sailed, and he looks set to enjoy the next phase of his career in Spain where he has really settled and found his feet both personally and professionally.
“He owes a huge debt to Getafe for the help and support they have given him, and it’s possible he could make his move there permanent at the end of the season.
“But if he carries on playing like he is, other bids and offers are likely to come in, leaving Mason, and the club, with a decision to make. After a very difficult year or so Mason feels like his career is on the up.
“Erik Ten Hag was always keen to keep Mason but that decision, in the end, was taken out of his hands. He’s now planning for the long term and Mason isn’t part of those plans.”