Mason Greenwood gives his ‘OK’ to Juventus move


La Gazzetta dello Sport report that Juventus have received the green light from Mason Greenwood, but are waiting on Manchester United. The Bianconeri reportedly moved early to secure the English winger, who has revived his career at Getafe with 10 goals and 6 assists after a turbulent period. Greenwood’s performances have impressed Juventus sporting director Cristiano Giuntoli and manager Thiago Motta, who is eager to incorporate the 22-year-old into his 4-2-3-1 or 4-3-3 formations.

Motta, set to be announced as Juventus’ new manager next week on a contract until 2027, has further solidified Giuntoli’s pursuit of Greenwood, resulting in early positive signals from the player’s camp.

Gazzetta detail how Greenwood, who developed at Old Trafford, understands that his future lies away from Manchester and the Premier League. His openness to joining Juventus has been influenced by Motta’s admiration. This crucial development has allowed Giuntoli to begin preliminary discussions with Manchester United to pave the way for a potential deal. Greenwood is a primary target for Juventus, but financial constraints mean that sealing the deal is challenging.

The Old Lady has already made moves this summer, including securing goalkeeper Michele Di Gregorio from Monza, with a primary focus on revamping the midfield. Targets include Atalanta’s Teun Koopmeiners and Aston Villa’s Douglas Luiz, with discussions ongoing for a potential swap involving Weston McKennie. The renewal of Adrien Rabiot’s contract is also a priority. Amid these maneuvers, Juve remain firmly interested in Greenwood, signaling their intent to Manchester United.

Manchester United are currently seeking €35-40 million for Greenwood, a steep price for Juventus given the player’s contract expires in 2025, allowing him to potentially leave on a free transfer in a year. Negotiations are underway to lower the price or find alternative solutions, such as including Juventus’ U21 player, Samuel Iling-Junior, in the deal. Additionally, Federico Chiesa could be an option if he doesn’t extend his contract with Juventus, which also expires in 2025. Manchester United’s global stature might appeal to Chiesa if a move becomes necessary.

Juventus are keen to remain Greenwood’s top choice, despite interest from Atletico Madrid and Borussia Dortmund. The club’s early moves have given them an advantage, but the success of this transfer will depend on timing and offers. The transfer market is unpredictable, and early efforts do not always guarantee success.


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