Juventus and Lazio compete for Man United’s Mason Greenwood: source

Juventus and Lazio compete for Man United’s Mason Greenwood: source

Lazio face competition from Juventus for Manchester United striker Mason Greenwood, a source has told ESPN.

Lazio and United have begun talks over a deal for Greenwood, who spent last season on loan at Getafe.

United hope to agree a fee of around £30 million ($38.1 million), although it is accepted that it would probably have to be subsidized with a series of performance-based add-ons.

Lazio came close to signing Greenwood on loan a year ago before Getafe intervened. United, according to a source, would prefer to negotiate a permanent transfer this summer rather than accept another loan.

In addition to Lazio and Juventus, other Serie A clubs, including Napoli, have also shown interest in the 22-year-old. There has also been interest from clubs in Spain, Portugal and Germany.

Sources told ESPN that Greenwood and his family are open to moving abroad as he continues to rebuild his career. The striker has not played for United since January 2022 following his arrest on suspicion of attempted rape and assault. The case was suspended in February 2023.

New United co-owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe suggested in February that the door was open for Greenwood to restart his career at Old Trafford, but while nothing has been ruled out, a source told ESPN that a return to United is the result. less likely this summer.

Greenwood scored 10 goals on loan at Getafe last season. Getafe, who finished 12th in LaLiga, have wanted to bring him back to the club but cannot satisfy United’s demands.