Man Utd: Barcelona agree Mason Greenwood ‘transfer decision’ after meeting | Football | Sport

Barcelona are unlikely to sign Mason Greenwood this summer after reportedly cooling their interest in the Manchester United forward. Greenwood has attracted suitors in La Liga during his season-long loan spell at Getafe, but the curtains could be closing on his hopes of a dream switch to the Nou Camp.

The 22-year-old is enjoying life in Spain after resuming his career away from United. In 26 appearances, he has registered eight goals and five assists.

His form has sparked reports of heavyweight interest from Barcelona, with Atletico Madrid also said to be monitoring his progress.

However, the prospect of Greenwood joining the former in a blockbuster transfer this summer appears unlikely for two primary reasons.

The Times say that Barcelona have cooled their interest in Greenwood because they believe he would be too expensive. There are also concerns his arrival would draw backlash from sections of the fanbase.

The former United No. 11 didn’t play football for 18 months after his January 2022 arrest. He was later charged with attempted rape, assault and controlling and coercive behaviour, all of which he denied.

In February last year, the Crown Prosecution Service dropped all charges due to the “withdrawal of key witnesses and new material that came to light”.

After a six-month internal investigation, United decided it would be best for Greenwood to continue his career away from the bright Old Trafford spotlight. He was hurried out of the exit door on deadline day.

Getafe didn’t pay a loan fee and included a sell-on clause in the deal amid reports that ex-United chief executive Richard Arnold had initially planned to reintegrate Greenwood into Erik ten Hag’s squad before backlash forced a U-turn.

The Bradford-born star scored 35 goals in 129 games after graduating from the club’s Carrington academy, which he joined at age six, and was considered one of Europe’s most promising young forwards.

He has shown signs of his quality at Getafe, and the report claims that Greenwood is keen to stay in Spain permanently with his partner and their child.

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