Man Utd hold talks with Atalanta over Mason Greenwood loan deal. Manchester United have held talks with Atalanta over a potential loan deal for Mason Greenwood, 90min understands.
Greenwood has been suspended by United since January 30, 2022, after being charged with attempted rape, engaging in controlling and coercive behaviour and assault.
Charges against Greenwood were dropped by the Crown Prosecution Service in February but the player remained suspended by United for the remainder of last season, as the club conducted an internal investigation. The 22-year-old is contracted to United until June 2025 with the club holding an option to extend that contract by a further year.
United have been considering how to proceed with the 21-year-old and 90min has learned United have held discussions with Atalanta over potentially sending the player on loan to Serie A, those discussions coming during talks between the two clubs over the potential transfer of primary United striking target Rasmus Hojlund.
Talks have been held about United’s potential purchase of Hojlund with Greenwood sent on loan to Bergamo in part exchange, though it’s understood that Atletico Madrid have enquired about Greenwood and Borussia Dortmund have held interest.
Greenwood hasn’t joined United for the start of their preseason, as seen by recent photos of him working out alone.
After being discouraged in their pursuit of England captain Harry Kane by Tottenham’s refusal to sell, United have recently explored a deal for Hojlund. Atalanta’s request for €75 million to €80 million was reportedly becoming expensive, according to 90min, and United were looking at a deal in the neighborhood of a maximum €60 million. However, conversations were still ongoing with Atalanta about the Danish striker.
United is hopeful that they can reach a deal for Hojlund before the start of the new season. Discussions are still underway.