Manchester United Rejects Lazio’s Bid for Mason Greenwood

United Holds Out for Higher Fee as Lazio Fails to Meet Asking Price

Manchester United has reportedly turned down a bid from Lazio for forward Mason Greenwood. Following an end-of-season review, United decided not to reintegrate Greenwood into their first-team squad and listed him for transfer.

Last season, Greenwood played on loan at Getafe, scoring 10 goals in 36 appearances across all competitions. Interest in the 22-year-old has emerged from various European clubs, including Lazio.

According to Italian outlet La Gazzetta dello Sport, Lazio’s initial offer of €20 million, along with a 50 percent sell-on clause, was rejected by United. The Red Devils are holding out for a €35 million fee. Lazio, however, is not willing to increase their offer and plans to resubmit the same proposal, valid until July 10.

Lazio is prepared to offer Greenwood a €3.5 million annual contract with additional €500,000 bonuses. The Italian club hopes the deadline will pressure United to accept their terms, especially since no English teams have shown interest and no other offers have been received yet.

Other clubs, including Roberto De Zerbi’s Marseille and Benfica, are also reportedly interested in Greenwood.

Greenwood’s time at Getafe followed an internal investigation by Manchester United into his conduct. He was arrested in January 2022 after allegations surfaced on social media, but charges, including attempted rape and assault, were dropped in February 2023.

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