Greenwood’s chances of Premier League transfer explained as Man Utd mull options

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Mason Greenwood’s chances of moving to a Premier League side this summer are ‘remote’, according to reports. Manchester United are considering sending the striker out on loan next season as they continue to investigate the 21-year-old. The England international hasn’t played for the club in nearly 18 months, with his last appearance coming in a 1-0 victory over West Ham back in January 2022.

According to the Daily Mail, Greenwood is unlikely to join a Premier League club this summer.

United remain torn over what to do with the England international, who is free to play football after charges were dropped against him back in February.

But Greenwood staying in the country and playing football again doesn’t seem to be an option on the table.

The report says the Red Devils are considering a loan for the 21-year-old, with Spain, Turkey and Italy all named as potential destinations.

This would effectively buy them time, time they would then spend gauging the mood and tracking how the forward plays abroad.

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However, it’s claimed a potential move to Serie A giants AC Milan currently looks tricky to broker.

With the Champions League semi-finals being an American-owned club, this apparently poses a problem when it comes to a move to the San Siro.

United have paid Greenwood in full, despite his ongoing absence from the first team.

The club are described as ‘wary of the views of the dressing rooms of both their men’s and women’s teams’.

Yet a decision is edging closer to being made and it’ll be intriguing to see what happens next.

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Regardless of what happens with Greenwood, Erik ten Hag wants a fresh No 9 as he looks to steer his side to Premier League title glory next season.

Harry Kane is the 53-year-old’s top transfer target, having scored 32 goals for Tottenham despite another difficult year in the capital.

However, landing the forward won’t be easy with Spurs reluctant to sell to a Premier League rival.

And with Real Madrid showing interest, it’s possible Kane will emulate Gareth Bale and Luka Modric by leaving north London for the sunny shores of Spain.

United are also admirers of Napoli star Victor Osimhen.

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But the Serie A titans want to keep hold of the Nigeria international as they look to retain the Scudetto next season.

Dusan Vlahovic is another option, with the Serbia international struggling for consistency since moving to Juventus in January 2022.

And United have also been credited with an interest in Lautaro Martinez, Rasmus Hojlund and Randal Kolo Muani of Inter Milan, Atalanta and Eintracht Frankfurt respectively.

Speaking at the end of last month, meanwhile, Ten Hag opened up on Greenwood.

And the Dutchman made it clear that it wouldn’t be his decision whether the youngster ever plays for the club again.

“[He] showed in the past that he is capable of doing that [scoring goals for the club],” said the United boss.

He also said: “What we need besides Marcus Rashford is one extra player with scoring abilities whether it’s coming out of our own squad or we have to sign one.”

Ten Hag also hailed Marcus Rashford, too, saying the 25-year-old deserves plaudits for his performances this term.

“What I have done? He’s a good football player, incredibly good and his finishing attributes are high,” he said.

“So, first of all, I make a culture where he can perform. Then I get him motivated and then construct a way of play where he can do it.

“And fitness, as well, don’t forget that part. When those four aspects are there Marcus Rashford will score.

“He can play as a centre forward, can play from the left, can play from the right. When you see his stats, he is scoring everywhere but he feels more comfortable as a centre forward or from the left.”

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