‘Manchester United have REJECTED offers for Mason Greenwood from Turkish clubs,’ according to the report
Manchester United are said to have turned down offers for Mason Greenwood from a number of Turkish clubs.
The 21-year-old had attempted rape and assault charges dropped against him last month, but he is still subject to an internal club investigation into whether he should be reintegrated into Erik ten Hag’s first-team squad or released.
Despite this, Greenwood appears to be attracting transfer interest ahead of a possible return to football.
According to The Athletic, United have rejected offers from Turkish clubs for Greenwood as they consider what to do with the homegrown star.
The suspended striker is also said to want to ‘run through a brick wall’ to be back playing for Manchester United right now.
Greenwood hasn’t played for Manchester United since January 22, 2022, when they defeated West Ham at Old Trafford.
Later that month, he was arrested, and in October, he was charged with attempted rape, assault causing actual bodily harm, and engaging in controlling and coercive behavior.
The Crown Prosecution Service then dropped the charges, citing the withdrawal of key witnesses and the discovery of new evidence.
They also mentioned developments that indicated there was “no longer a realistic prospect of conviction.”
Greenwood, who is on a £70,000-a-week contract with United until 2025 with the option of a further year, will not return to training or playing while this internal investigation is ongoing.
‘Manchester United notes the Crown Prosecution Service’s decision that all charges against Mason Greenwood have been dropped,’ the club said in a brief statement.
‘The club will now conduct its own investigation before deciding on the next steps. We will not comment further until that process is completed.’
United manager Erik ten Hag is said to have called Greenwood to check on his mental and physical health and to express his delight that the charges had been dropped. According to The Times, the squad is divided over Greenwood’s return.
Some members of the squad are concerned about his return, as is reported with the women’s team, while others have no objections to Greenwood’s return.