In the midst of recent transfer speculations surrounding the future of Manchester United forward Mason Greenwood, Al-Ettifaq manager Steven Gerrard has strongly refuted claims that his club is pursuing the talented young player. The reports suggesting a potential move for Greenwood have been dismissed by Gerrard as “fake news,” putting an end to the rumors that had been circulating in the football world.
Following an internal investigation, Manchester United confirmed on Monday that Greenwood would be leaving the club. This announcement has sparked intense curiosity about the next chapter in the 20-year-old’s career, with many speculating that a move abroad is on the cards.
However, it appears that Al-Ettifaq, based in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, is not among the clubs vying for Greenwood’s signature. Gerrard made his stance clear by sharing a screenshot of the report on his Instagram account, accompanied by the unequivocal message “fake news.” This public denial from the Al-Ettifaq boss puts to rest any lingering doubts about the club’s interest in the young Englishman.
In fact, reputable sources such as the Telegraph and BBC Sport have also reported that no Saudi clubs are currently pursuing Greenwood. As the forward’s options for his next destination are being narrowed down, it seems that clubs are distancing themselves from any potential move.
Furthermore, it has been revealed that several other clubs have also ruled out the possibility of signing Greenwood. Italian giants Roma, as well as Inter and Milan, have all made it clear that they are not interested in acquiring the services of the talented forward. This further limits Greenwood’s potential destinations and raises questions about where he will ultimately end up.
One potential option that has been suggested for Greenwood is a move to the Turkish Super Lig. With his last appearance on the pitch dating back to January 2022, and his imminent departure from Old Trafford, the young forward will be looking for a fresh start to reignite his career. The Turkish league could provide the perfect platform for him to showcase his abilities and get back to regular competitive action.
It is worth noting that Al-Ettifaq, under the management of Steven Gerrard, have been active in the transfer market, securing the services of several former Premier League stars. The signing of former Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson, who made a sensational move to the Middle East last month, has undoubtedly raised the profile of the club. Additionally, the acquisitions of former Fulham and Celtic striker Moussa Dembele and Scottish international defender Jack Hendry have further strengthened the squad.
As the Mason Greenwood transfer saga continues to unfold, it is clear that the interest from Al-Ettifaq, as initially reported, has been swiftly dismissed by Steven Gerrard. The young forward’s future remains uncertain, with limited options available to him. Football fans around the world eagerly await the next chapter in Greenwood’s career, hoping to witness his undeniable talent shine once again on the pitch.