Mason Greenwood could return to international duty after getting offer from this African coach

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FIFA regulations would let Mason Greenwood, a forward on loan from Manchester United, to represent Jamaica even though he has only made one senior appearance for England to date—in September 2020.

Manager of Jamaica Heimir Hallgrimsson states that he would “love” to provide Mason Greenwood of Manchester United a chance to play for his country again.

With just one cap for his country—against Iceland in September 2020—Greenwood is now on loan at Getafe and is unlikely to be called up by Gareth Southgate in time for June’s Euro 2024.

After the Crown Prosecution Service dropped charges against him in February 2023 for attempted rape, engaging in controlling and coercive behaviour, and assault resulting in actual bodily harm, which he denied, the 22-year-old decided to continue his career outside of United and joined Getafe.

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Because of his father Andrew’s eligibility to play for Jamaica, Greenwood may represent the island nation rather than England, according to a number of recent reports from the Jamaican Football Federation (JFF). The United academy graduate would be able to switch his nationality under the existing FIFA regulations.

Greenwood’s potential inclusion in the Jamaican team has been discussed, according to manager Hallgrimsson, who made this confirmation on Tuesday during a CONCACAF Nations League preview event in Dallas.

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“I really don’t like to talk about ‘what if’, but this, of course, has come to our mind,” the Icelandic coach told the Athletic.

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“I would love to have him in my team. Like all coaches, I would like to have the best players in our team, but it’s always up to the player himself if he wants to do it.”

Greenwood has contributed five assists and seven goals since joining Getafe in September. Due to his success, there have even been rumours of a summer transfer to Barcelona.

However, Sir Jim Ratcliffe, United’s new co-owner, has stated that the team will reevaluate Greenwood’s future at the conclusion of the current campaign.

“We will make a decision, correct,” Ratcliffe stated last month. “All I can do is talk about the principle of how we will approach decisions like that. Is he the right type of footballer, are we happy with if is he a good person or not?

“He’s a Manchester United footballer, so we are in charge of football. So the answer is ‘Yeah, we have to make decisions. It’s quite clear we have to make a decision. There is no decision that’s been made.

He’s on loan obviously, but he’s not the only one. We’ve got one or two footballers that we have to deal with and we have to make a decision on so we will do that.

“The process will be: understand the facts not the hype. Then try and come to fair decision on the basis of values, which is basically is he a good guy or not? Could he play sincerely for Manchester United well, would we be comfortable with it and would the fans be comfortable with it?”

By Shyam
Shyam Sharma who joined SPORTS BIG NEWS in 2021. Focuses on soccer – chiefly the Premier League, LaLiga, UEFA Champions League, Liga MX and MLS. On occasion, also covers American sports, general news and entertainment. Fascinated by the language of sport – particularly the under-appreciated art of translating cliché-speak.