Mason Greenwood is reportedly edging closer to a permanent switch to Barcelona. The Catalonians have been monitoring the Manchester United star’s progress this season and are now ready to make a bid.
According to the Sun, Barcelona is a “dream move” for Greenwood, who has spent the last six months out on loan with La Liga outfit Getafe. The report goes on to add that any deal is likely to include a number of add-ons depending on how many games Greenwood goes on to play for Barca and possibly England too.
Valencia and Real Sociedad are keeping tabs on the 22-year-old as well although Barcelona are understood to be the frontrunners in the race for his signature. Man Utd continue to discuss Greenwood’s situation behind the scenes, but no decision on his future is expected to be made until the spring.
Fabrizio Romano claims that new minority shareholder Sir Jim Ratcliffe has already discussed Greenwood internally but that no concrete decisions will be made until March, April or May at the earliest. By then, the board will have reshuffled the people working on their transfer policy so they will have a clearer idea of Greenwood’s next steps.
Erik ten Hag is said to have always been keen on keeping Greenwood around but that decision is out of his hands. Greenwood has hit the ground running for Getafe since joining in the summer.
In 16 matches, he has scored three goals and laid on four assists. The youngster is attracting interest from a whole host of Spanish clubs including Getafe, who reportedly made a £40million offer to keep him around permanently ahead of the January transfer window.
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