Stade Brestois sporting director Grégory Lorenzi has revealed that the club turned down the offer to sign Mason Greenwood (21) during the summer transfer window in an interview with Le Télégramme.
Manchester United announced that Greenwood would leave by mutual agreement last month, a decision which came after criminal charges of attempted rape and assault were levelled against the one-cap England international. The charges were dropped in February after key witnesses withdrew and new material came to light. In a statement posted around the time of his departure from the Old Trafford club, Greenwood admitted having “made mistakes” but added, “I did not do the things I was accused of.”
Regardless, it was agreed that Manchester United would facilitate Greenwood’s departure. He joined Getafe on a season-long loan last Friday. The player was presented during an open training session on Tuesday. However, it has been revealed that the English forward was offered to Ligue 1 side Brest during the window, however, sporting director Lorenzi has suggested that the club turned down the deal due to the context surrounding the player.
“I was offered Greenwood, who Manchester United sacked for a non-sporting matter. But between the controversy and the salary, we didn’t consider following it up for a second,” said Lorenzi.
GFFN | Luke Entwistle