According to reports, a club in the Champions League is the favourite to sign Manchester United forward Mason Greenwood on loan.
Greenwood was suspended by United last season as the club conducted an internal investigation into his behaviour.
Following the withdrawal of a key witness, Greenwood’s accusations of attempted rape, controlling and coercive behaviour, and assault causing actual bodily harm were withdrawn. Greenwood categorically disputed the allegations.
United stated in a statement following the conclusion of the probe that they had no expectation of Greenwood returning to the club, and the forward was subsequently sent on a season-long loan to Getafe, with United covering his wages.
Although the one-cap England international has yet to regain the form that earned him a reputation as one of the world’s top young players, the 22-year-old has made an important contribution at Getafe.
Greenwood, who has four goals and three assists in 12 games across all competitions, has apparently piqued the interest of clubs higher up the food chain.
Real Sociedad has emerged as the “favourite” to recruit Greenwood, according to the Spanish daily Todo Fichajes.
The club is apparently keeping a tight eye on the United loanee’s progress at Getafe and has gotten “very good reports” from the Spanish club.
Meanwhile, Valencia is apparently interested in a loan deal for Greenwood, although such a move would be “more complicated.”
Real Sociedad may lose key players at the conclusion of the season, and acquiring Greenwood to reinforce their forward line could become a “priority” by the summer.
Despite the fact that United suffered in the first half of the 2023/24 Premier League season, Greenwood is unlikely to return.