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BREAKING: Steven Gerrard publicly responds to reports Al Ettifaq want to sign Mason Greenwood

Josh Lawless

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BREAKING: Steven Gerrard publicly responds to reports Al Ettifaq want to sign Mason Greenwood

Steven Gerrard his responded to claims his side Al Ettifaq are considering a move for Mason Greenwood.

On Monday it was confirmed by Manchester United that Greenwood would be continuing his football career elsewhere following the conclusion of an internal investigation from the club after charges of attempted rape, assault and coercive control against him were dropped by the Crown Prosecution Service.

A statement from the club said: "It has therefore been mutually agreed that it would be most appropriate for him to do so away from Old Trafford, and we will now work with Mason to achieve that outcome."

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Greenwood, whose last game was against West Ham in January 2022, is still contracted until 2025 but is not expected to play for United again.

Instead, it seems as the most likely outcome is that he will be loaned out before being sold or having his contract settled.

Clubs in Italy and Turkey have been linked with Greenwood but sides in Saudi Arabia had also been touted as potential suitors, including Gerrard's side Al Ettifaq.

Mason Greenwood pictured (Credit: Getty)
Mason Greenwood pictured (Credit: Getty)
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The Sun reported that Al Ettifaq were prepared to offer him £10 million-year to link up with Jordan Henderson, Moussa Dembele and Jack Henry.

However, Gerrard has emphatically denied any talk of such a deal happening. He took to Instagram to share a screenshot of the story on the Daily Mail, branding it "fake news".

Image: Steven Gerrard
Image: Steven Gerrard

The Telegraph say that Saudi clubs have distanced themselves from a move for Greenwood, while another report from talkSPORT states that there are fears the signing could damage the league's reputation.

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The same outlet claims Serie A side Roma "would consider" signing Greenwood, who signed his professional contract when Giallorossi boss Jose Mourinho was in charge of United.

Turkish teams Istanbul Basaksehir and Galatasaray are believed to have registered interest in the England international, with two Championship clubs reportedly holding "preliminary discussions" but deciding against pursuing any further.

Greenwood, who scored 35 goals in 129 games for United, is still being paid his full £75,000-a-week salary.

Featured Image Credit: Getty

Topics: Steven Gerrard, Mason Greenwood, Manchester United, Saudi Arabia, Saudi Pro League

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