Manchester United is prioritizing departures as the transfer window approaches its conclusion.
Mason Greenwood’s future is a huge departure that many will be watching.
The forward is expected to quit United after the club decided not to keep him despite public outcry, and a new possible destination has emerged.
According to Ogun Sahinoglu of Turkish source Sabah Spor, Besiktas have added the United forward to their list of choices.
They are currently assessing Greenwood’s match fitness, and an inquiry has been begun through his representation.
This transfer will be a difficult balancing act for United.
On the one hand, despite the fact that the allegations against him were dropped, he remains an attractive possibility, and the club may be well within their rights to seek compensation.
His peculiar predicament, in which it is evident that he will not play for the club, softens their stance considerably.
The club may be looking for a bidding war for his services so that they can logically receive some money for him without impeding his ability to start over.
This has not been the case thus far. Signing Greenwood remains a public nightmare scenario, thus despite his evident quality, no club has been concretely associated with him.
United would like to see Besiktas’ initial interest turn into a bid so that the process can begin.
Both the club and the player will benefit from a clean break in order to see a clear path forward in both entities’ futures.