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Manchester United's Paul Pogba during the match.

Paul Pogba left Manchester United for Juventus twice in his career Reuters/Carl Recine

Juventus have reached an agreement with Manchester United starlet Mason Greenwood, sources in Italy indicate.

A youth academy graduate falling out of favour at Manchester United, only to join Juventus and take his career to the next level — sound familiar? While we are describing Paul Pogba here, this could soon apply to Mason Greenwood as well, if things go right.

Following controversies surrounding his personal life, the Old Trafford outfit sent Greenwood away from all the attention and out on loan to Spain last season.

Now, they are hoping to cash in on the talented forward once and for all, by facilitating a permanent move away from Manchester. Enter: Juventus.

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Juventus, set to return to the Champions League next season after a year’s absence, are hoping to strengthen their attack. A name near the top of their firepower list is Mason Greenwood.

The 22-year-old impressed in Spain last season, tallying 10 goals and 6 assists in 36 appearances across La Liga and Copa del Rey. The ‘starboy’ was also named Getafe’s Player of the Season for his performances.

While Greenwood has attracted tremendous interest from all over Europe, he appears to be prioritising a potential switch to Juventus, reports Gianluca Di Marzio.

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As per the Italian journalist, contact has been established between Juventus and the player’s representatives in recent hours. He even claims that Juve have “blocked” the player, and an agreement between the two parties is already in place!

The tougher part for Juventus will be agreeing a fee with Manchester United. The Premier League giants are well aware of the talent their youth product possesses, and have accordingly set a hefty €50 million price tag on his services.

The Bianconeri, on the other hand, are hoping to strike a deal in the coming weeks at a fixed base price of €30 million, to which bonus add-ons would be added.

Before they can seal the deal for Greenwood, however, Juve will have to generate funds. They plan to do so by selling one of Federico Chiesa or Matias Soulè, both of whom are of interest to Roma.