Lazio tried to bring in Mason Greenwood from Manchester United on deadline day, but the operation didn’t come together. The Biancocelesti president Claudio Lotito placed the blame on the counterparty. Their delays didn’t allow the attacker to move to Italy (via Calciomercato).
“I tried until the last moment, but they didn’t countersign in time. He wanted to join us. Another attempt in January? We’ll see.”
Greenwood did leave Manchester United but transferred to Getafe, and not Lazio, on loan. The team suspended the forward in January 2022 after accusations of attempted rape, controlling behavior, and assault emerged. The charges against him were dropped last November due to the withdrawal of key witness and new material that came to light, Reuters informs.
The Red Devils decided he wouldn’t re-join their squad to avoid distractions. Still, they didn’t sell him but sent him out temporarily, leaving the door open for a potential return to Old Trafford.
The 21-year-old has starred in 129 matches with his boyhood club, scoring 35 times and providing 12 assists. He collected his only cap with England in September 2020.
Our Take on Manchester United, Lazio, and Greenwood
If there’s a team that’s not worried about PR problems, that’s the Biancocelesti. It would have potentially been a bargain only on a permanent transfer or with an option to buy, which Getafe won’t have.
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