Mason Greenwood could potentially make a comeback to Manchester United’s first-team setup instead of the club spending a large amount on Ivan Toney during the summer transfer period. Reports suggest that Manchester United is eager to secure the 27-year-old’s services but is hesitant due to Brentford’s high asking price for Toney.
Erik ten Hag is reportedly personally monitoring Toney, who was linked with a move away from his current club in January, but decided to remain in gratitude for the loyalty shown to him during a difficult period. Several Premier League clubs are keeping an eye on Toney’s situation, making it a complex deal to finalize.
United’s owners are concerned about Brentford’s valuation of Toney at £100 million. It is noted that INEOS chief and Man Utd minority owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe acknowledges the need for heavy investment to elevate the club to a European powerhouse status once again.
However, they view Toney’s price as too high given his European football experience and resale value concerns as he nears his thirties. Bringing Greenwood back into the fold is viewed as an alternative to save money for other areas of investment.
Greenwood, who is currently on loan at Getafe, is expected to leave United in the summer, although the potential impact of Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s arrival on the matter is still uncertain. Greenwood is attracting interest from La Liga giants, with reports suggesting that Barcelona is preparing a bid for him in the summer and is willing to offer him Lionel Messi’s iconic No.10 shirt.
Meanwhile, Real Madrid is also hoping to lure him to the Spanish capital. Greenwood has been in impressive form in Spain, scoring seven goals and providing four assists in 22 appearances for Getafe.
He is reportedly settled in Spain and open to the idea of staying there.