Besiktas Offers Lifeline Loan to Mason Greenwood Amid Man United Departure
Besiktas, the Turkish football club, is extending a potential career-saving opportunity to Mason Greenwood, as reports suggest they are poised to propose a loan deal to Manchester United for the young forward.
Manchester United recently confirmed that Greenwood, at the age of 21, will be leaving the club, following an internal review into his performance and conduct. The announcement comes after a tumultuous period that saw Greenwood arrested in January 2022 on multiple charges, including attempted rape. However, the charges were dropped in February of the following year due to lack of evidence.
Although United’s own investigation cleared Greenwood of the alleged offences, the decision was made to part ways with the player for the best interests of all parties involved. The club expressed its commitment to assisting Greenwood in securing a fresh start with a new team.
Besiktas has emerged as a potential destination for Greenwood’s career resurgence. The Turkish Super Lig side is reportedly considering a six-month loan deal for the young talent. This move would not only give Greenwood an opportunity to prove his mettle on the field but would also allow Besiktas to gauge public sentiment towards the player.
Should the loan stint prove fruitful and Greenwood find favor with the fans, Besiktas is open to engaging in discussions for a longer-term contract. This development comes after earlier reports indicated Besiktas’ interest in signing Greenwood, making the move all the more intriguing.
With the transfer deadline looming on Friday, Manchester United has limited time to secure a deal for Greenwood in European football. In the event that the club does not secure a transfer, they retain the option to mutually terminate Greenwood’s contract, granting him free agent status.
While Saudi Arabian clubs were initially considered as potential destinations, they have seemingly withdrawn from the prospect of signing Greenwood. Clubs in the Saudi Pro League reportedly expressed reservations about potential complications surrounding the player’s history.
Even Steven Gerrard, manager of the Saudi Arabia Pro League side Al-Ettifaq, publicly dismissed rumors of a move for Greenwood as ‘fake news.’ Notably, major clubs in Italy also appear to have turned down the opportunity to sign the former Premier League star.
As Greenwood faces a pivotal moment in his career, the football community watches with anticipation to see how his journey unfolds. Stay updated with the latest insights on Premier League football through the It’s All Kicking Off podcast by Mail Sport, available on platforms like MailOnline, Mail+, YouTube, Apple Music, and Spotify.