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Man Utd ‘plan to raise £100m’ through genius Mason Greenwood transfer plan | Football | Sport

Manchester United plan to raise at least £100million from the off this summer by selling four academy players, including Mason Greenwood, according to reports. Sir Jim Ratcliffe is looking to make a splash in his first transfer window as part-owner and pure profit from academy sales is expected to be part of a broader clear-out to boost the budget.

Greenwood’s future once he completes his season-long loan at Getafe is among the most pressing matters to address at the start of the INEOS era at Old Trafford.

Last summer, United confirmed that he wasn’t expected to feature from the club again but they would support the 22-year-old in resuming his career elsewhere.

And Ratcliffe appears likely to stick to that stance later this year, with Greenwood representing an excellent opportunity to secure pure profit to boost United’s budget and ease Financial Fair Play restrictions.

According to i Sport, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and Valencia are among the former Red Devils No. 11’s suitors amid his eye-catching spell in La Liga.

United’s new regime reportedly believes Greenwood’s sale is one they can hugely benefit from at the start of a mammoth rebuild on and off the pitch after Ratcliffe’s £1.3bn investment.

It’s claimed that United hope to also raise pure profit from selling Alvaro Fernandez and Hannibal Mejbri, who have joined Benfica and Sevilla on loan this month, with buy options in their contracts.

The report adds that Scott McTominay joins the trio in the shop window despite making 24 appearances under Erik ten Hag this season.

McTominay could generate an even higher transfer fee than Greenwood, and United are said to hope that West Ham United reignite their interest in the Scotland international.

Pocketing £100m from those four sales would be an incredible way to start the summer transfer window, with other high-profile exits certain.

United are expected to shift Raphael Varane and Anthony Martial from the club’s wage bill once their contracts expire in June.

Saudi Arabia will bring a new angle to the transfer window once again, too, with a handful of Ten Hag’s stars linked.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Casemiro and Jadon Sancho have been touted as potential targets in the next wave of the Saudi Pro League’s European splurge.

Ratcliffe has pledged over £200m on top of his £1.3bn for a 29 per cent stake at Old Trafford. Player sales could add another £200m, at least, on top.

That would undoubtedly go a long way to upgrading Ten Hag’s squad. However, there will be added impetus from United’s new sporting structure to sign the correct player after a decade of failed recruitment.

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