Athletic: Milan ‘distanced themselves’ after being offered Man Utd’s Greenwood

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan were offered the chance to sign Mason Greenwood from Manchester United by his agents but they rejected the chance, a report claims.

The Athletic have published a detailed background on what transpired over the summer for Greenwood in his bid to find a new club following United’s decision to part ways with him.

There was some confusion regarding the agents who were actually trying to complete the deal for Greenwood though. The sporting director of one LaLiga club told The Athletic he had been ‘approached by 20 agents claiming they could pull off a deal for Greenwood’.

However, United declined to comment when asked which agents were instructed by the club to try and get a loan move agreed for the 21-year-old forward.

One reason that intermediaries might have been used is that it would give interested clubs a smokescreen behind which to work. They could then go for ‘plausible deniability if any reports emerged, because they could then say they had not held talks directly with United’.

Greenwood was offered to top Italian clubs in the Spring, starting with Atalanta, but some staff at Italian clubs told The Athletic ‘they would have considered their jobs if Greenwood had been signed by their employers’.

In the closing weeks of the window, agents offered Greenwood to Brentford who declined, plus Borussia Dortmund in Germany. Roma and Milan in Italy also ‘distanced themselves’ from the idea of going for Greenwood.

Eventually, Greenwood secured a loan move to Getafe who will pay no loan fee and just €1m of his salary for the season. There is no option or obligation to buy, meaning United will keep paying ‘£50,000 of the player’s £75,000-per-week salary’ and will have to address the issue next summer again.

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  1. Regardless of his talent and that the charges was pulled back im of the view that he propably did do what he was accused of because people just need to look at the photos of his battered up girlfriend who he now married, If he was innocent there would have been an abundance of clubs who would have approached him but now he is loaned out to getafe that should tell something.
    I like the fact that a lot of coaches would have considered resigning had he been signed by their clubs.

    1. Some people here are disgusting, why on earth would Milan compromise its morals just because you don’t have any? Doesnt matter if he was declared innocent or not which he WASNT, charges were just dropped, everyone heard the recordings, everyone saw the pics.

      Stop talking nonsense

  2. Not a striker, bad pr and honestly nothing special as a player.
    Don’t see a single upside for signing him. They made the right call to ignore the “offers”

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