Napoli hold talks with Manchester United for in-form forward – club eager to sell

Ajax coach Erik ten Hag inside the stadium before the match.

A transfer for Manchester United forward Mason Greenwood could very well take place this summer REUTERS/Sergio Perez

Mason Greenwood is the subject of transfer interest from Napoli.

A lot of transfers are expected to take place at Manchester United this summer. Many players at the end of their contracts are expected to not get a renewal, thereby freeing up much-needed funds from the wage bill to sign fresh talent.

However, it is the on-loan stars who may pose an interesting conundrum. This is particularly the case for those players whose controversies off the pitch transcend their on-field performance.

Both Mason Greenwood and Jadon Sancho were loaned out and now there is understandable expectation that the two forwards would be sold, with any future at Old Trafford looking unlikely. In that regard, there has been an update on one of them.

Napoli contact Manchester United for Mason Greenwood

According to The Athletic, Manchester United have been contacted by Napoli over a possible deal for Mason Greenwood.

The 22-year-old forward has been in good form when on loan with La Liga side Getafe, who incidentally have also expressed an interest in renewing the loan spell for another season.

Manchester United's Mason Greenwood celebrates scoring their first goal against Southampton.

Mason Greenwood departed Manchester United last summer for Getafe REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

However, United are understandably eager to cash in on Greenwood and this may be a good opportunity.

The report adds that a loan spell could even be resorted to for his suitors in the event all parties are not able to arrive at a decent transfer fee during negotiations.

Moreover, with 10 goals so far this season, Greenwood has also attracted enough via his form to substantiate a reasonable transfer fee. This is more than one could have said a year ago.

All in all, this is a saga that the higher-ups at Old Trafford would be eager to conclude sooner rather than later.