Manchester United must act quickly to get rid of Mason Greenwood or risk losing millions.
Greenwood, 21, will not be returning to Old Trafford after the outcome of the internal probe was revealed on Monday.
Greenwood has not played a professional game of football since January 2022, when he was suspended by Manchester United, and the subsequent internal investigation regarding his reintegration into the first team has concluded, indicating that Greenwood will not play for the club again.
According to The Sun, this has put United in a race against time to find a loan or permanent deal for Greenwood before the transfer window closes.
The transfer windows for Europe’s top five leagues will all close on Friday, September 1, with the Premier League’s 11 p.m. deadline loosely following around the continent corresponding to the different time zones.
If the England international is unable to find a new club in Europe, the Saudi Pro League transfer market stays open almost three weeks longer, concluding on September 20, despite the Gulf States’ obscene spending this summer.
Another possibility for Greenwood is to join old teammate Fred in Turkey, where the transfer market ends on September 15.
Greenwood was previously mentioned as a potential makeweight in the £70 million Rasmus Hojlund move between Manchester United and Atalanta.
While two unidentified Championship clubs reportedly held talks about signing Greenwood on loan before opting not to further their interest.
If United cannot get rid of Greenwood this summer, the club may have to pay millions to terminate his £75,000-per-week contract, which expires in 2025, unless a clean break can be agreed upon.
There is no apparent breach of contract because the allegations against him were withdrawn. Since his arrest and subsequent suspension from the club in January of last year, United has paid Greenwood a total of £6 million.
According to ESPN, Greenwood’s most likely destination is a club in Saudi Arabia or Turkey, where teams in both nations haven’t been afraid to blow the cash thus far in the transfer window.