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Benfica eyeing surprise move for Man Utd winger Mason Greenwood

Benfica are interested in a surprise deal for Manchester United winger Mason Greenwood this summer, according to Portuguese publication Record.

Greenwood spent the recent campaign on loan with Getafe where he registered 10 goals and six assists from 36 appearances across all competitions.

The Spanish club named him as their Player of the Year as a result, but it is unlikely that the Red Devils will consider loaning him out for another season.

United need to recoup funds to increase their spending power and Record (page 10) claim that Benfica are prepared to attack for Greenwood’s signature.

It is added that he is valued at £13 million (likely Transfermarkt value) and Benfica prefer to discuss the move separately without any player involved.

United will be eyeing higher fee for Greenwood

The Red Devils have made it clear that Greenwood won’t play for the club anymore and it is only a matter of time before the forward heads for the exit door.

Benfica have already done business with United with the recent transfer of Alvaro Fernandez. They triggered a buy option in his loan deal for £5m up front.

We won’t be surprised if the Portuguese outfit make a similar offer on the table. They could propose to sign Greenwood on loan with a conditional buy clause.

However, United will definitely want to get more out of the deal. Greenwood has the ability to play across the attack. He managed 16 goal contributions last term.

The hierarchy would surely want at least £25m to consider his exit and they will be hoping for more competition. A permanent transfer could be preferred too.

Stats from Transfermarkt.com