Manchester United announced on Monday, August 21, that winger Mason Greenwood will be departing Old Trafford after the conclusion of their internal investigation.
This decision follows the dropping of attempted rape charges against him in February.
The investigation, lasting six months, drew criticism from the Manchester United Supporters Trust, who deemed the process excessively prolonged.
The 21-year-old now seeks a fresh beginning and Saudi Arabian side Al-Ettifaq has emerged as a possible destination, according to reports by The Sun.
Al-Ettifaq, having triumphed in their first two league matches of the season, contemplates an alluring £10 million per year contract for Greenwood.
This proposal marks a substantial increase from his present £75,000-a-week deal at United, which tallies around £4 million annually.
Should Greenwood choose Al-Ettifaq, he would reunite with newly appointed manager Gerrard and be joined by former Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson, who inked a remarkable £700,000-a-week agreement with the club in July.
Nonetheless, competition abounds for Greenwood’s signature. Apart from other Saudi clubs expressing interest, Turkish giants Galatasaray also closely monitor his deliberations.
Notably, former United manager Jose Mourinho, now leading Roma, is reportedly keen on adding Greenwood to his squad, as unveiled by Mail Sport.
As the footballing world waits for Greenwood’s verdict, the player’s journey takes an uncertain yet promising turn, with the allure of a substantial contract and the excitement of new horizons.