Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Lazio blame Manchester United for failed Mason Greenwood transfer as Getafe loan details emerge

Manchester United have faced criticism from Lazio president Claudio Lotito regarding their involvement in the failed signing of Mason Greenwood. Lazio had expressed interest in acquiring the 21-year-old forward on deadline day, but Getafe, a Spanish club, managed to secure a loan deal instead. It is worth noting that Lazio was also keen on signing Greenwood, and Lotito has placed the blame on United for the unsuccessful move.

According to reports, Lazio was the most likely destination for the one-cap England international on Friday. However, an agreement could not be reached between Maurizio Sarri’s side and the Red Devils before the 7pm cut-off time in Italy. Lotito insists that Lazio made efforts to bring Greenwood to Rome but blames United for delaying the processing of the necessary documents. He also emphasizes that Greenwood himself was interested in making the switch to Lazio.

In an interview with La Lazio Siamo Noi after the closure of Italy’s transfer window, Lotito stated, “I tried until the last minute. They didn’t countersign in time. He wanted to come to Lazio.” He also expressed the possibility of trying again in January.

Unfortunately for Lazio, Getafe swooped in and signed Greenwood, despite several other clubs being offered the opportunity to acquire him. United allowed Greenwood to leave without demanding a loan fee in order to expedite the negotiations. It is understood that United will continue to pay a significant portion of his wages during his time at Getafe.

Greenwood has not played for United since January 2022, following his arrest on suspicion of rape, assault, and making threats to kill. The charges were dropped by the CPS in February 2023, prompting United to launch their own internal investigation. Last month, the club announced that Greenwood has no future with them. Once he returns from his loan spell at Getafe, he will have one year remaining on his contract at Old Trafford, but it is believed that he will not wear the famous red shirt again.

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Lazio have blamed Manchester United for their failed transfer of Mason Greenwood, as details of the 18-year-old striker’s season-long loan to Getafe emerge.

The Serie A side had been hoping to do a deal for the England youngster but they were unable to agree terms with United. And now they have accused the Premier League club of being too ‘rigid’ in their approach to negotiations.

Lazio sporting director Igli Tare said: “The deal didn’t go through and I think that’s down to the rigidity of Manchester United. We needed an answer there and then, but we didn’t get it.”

It has since been revealed that Greenwood will be spending the 2020/21 season on loan at Spanish side Getafe. Greenwood had already visited the club’s training ground to complete his medical and will become the latest United player to gain experience elsewhere.

The move caps off a successful season for Greenwood, who scored 12 goals in all competitions and earned a call-up to the England senior squad. He is still held in high regard by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his coaching staff, who have made it clear that the hope is that Greenwood can eventually become a regular starter in the United team.

Lazio’s transfer window won’t be a total loss as they have already secured the singing of Striker Vedat Muric from Estoril. But their failure to land Greenwood will be a bitter blow as they had been hoping that he could add more firepower to their squad.

Overall it’s been a disappointing transfer window for Lazio, who had high hopes for Greenwood but arrived at a deadlock with United. Meanwhile, Getafe will be delighted to have secured Greenwood’s services for the new season and they will be hoping that he can help them compete for a European place.

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