'Irreversible damage' - Marseille fans protest Mason Greenwood transfer amid advanced Man Utd talks

Mason Greenwood joined Getafe CF on loan last yearMason Greenwood joined Getafe CF on loan last year
Mason Greenwood joined Getafe CF on loan last year | Getty Images
Man Utd are in advanced talks to sell striker Mason Greenwood in the summer transfer window.

A group of Marseille supporters have launched a campaign to protest the proposed transfer of Mason Greenwood from Manchester United.

United are fully focused on finding Greenwood a new club this summer and are understood to be in 'advanced talks' with French giants Marseille about a deal, while several other clubs also remain interested.

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It is understood Greenwood could leave United on an initial loan move with the obligation to make it permanent next year, with any transfer likely to include a sizeable sell-on clause to provide a further cash injection further down the line.

However, a move could be complicated by ongoing fan protests, with one supporter warning of the 'irreversible damage' the club could do by signing him.

A statement on OM Forum reads: “At a time when negotiations for the arrival of Mason Greenwood are announced as becoming increasingly heated, it seems necessary to explain, once again and before the damage becomes irreversible, why this transfer seems inconceivable in view of the values displayed by the club and why it would mean for many of us a red line that would irreparably damage the passion that we have for this club.”

Marseille fans have also started using the hashtag #GreenwoodNotWelcome on social media in protest of signing the United forward. Greenwood last played for United in January 2022 and has a contract to 2025, with the club having the option to extend for a further year.

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United considered reintegrating the forward back into the squad last year after charges of attempted rape, controlling, coercive behaviour and assault were dropped in February 2023. However, after fan protests and social media backlash it was ultimately decided to send Greenwood on loan.

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