‘Deal agreed’ - Fabrizio Romano update on £25m Manchester United transfer as move edges closer

Fabrizio Romano has said Marseille have agreed personal terms with Mason Greenwood over a possible summer transfer.Fabrizio Romano has said Marseille have agreed personal terms with Mason Greenwood over a possible summer transfer.
Fabrizio Romano has said Marseille have agreed personal terms with Mason Greenwood over a possible summer transfer. | Getty Images
Manchester United are close to agreeing a major significant exit.

Fabrizio Romano has said Marseille are closing in on a deal to sign Manchester United forward Mason Greenwood.

The 22-year-old was at Carrington earlier this week to discuss his future as United look to try and arrange a permanent transfer for the player.

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Marseille agreed a fee on Monday and were in advanced negotiations about a possible deal, although Greenwood continues to attract strong interest from elsewhere in Europe. But comments from the mayor of Marseille, Benoit Payan, had put the transfer in doubt.

“I do not want my club to be covered in shame," Payan told French radio station RMC. “It is not acceptable."

Meanwhile, fans have also protested against the possibility of Greenwood joining, with the hashtag  #GreenwoodNotWelcome trending on social media. The incidents had led to suggestions that the deal could be halted but, as per Romano, that appears unlikely.

“Olympique Marseille keep working on Mason Greenwood personal terms agreement,” he wrote on X

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“Discussions underway about the salary structure after €30m package deal agreed with Man United. OM board and Roberto de Zerbi want to make it happen, talks continue.”

Greenwood was arrested and subsequently charged with attempted rape, assault and coercive control in 2022, although the charges were dropped a year later. The United player has always denied the allegations made against him and has not played for the club since January 2022. 

United did consider reintegrating him back into the first-team squad last year but abandoned those plans following a public backlash from fans. He spent last season on loan at Getafe and scored 10 goals in 36 appearances for the Spanish side. United always intended to sell the player permanently this summer, although another loan move or even allowing him to return to Erik ten Hag’s squad have not been completely ruled out.

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