Manchester United are planning to recoup £100 million by offloading four academy graduates including Mason Greenwood in the summer transfer window, according to iNews.
The Red Devils are currently in a difficult situation with Financial Fair Play (FFP) and they can’t afford to make a permanent signing at the moment without a high-profile departure.
As a result, the club are unlikely to spent this winter and their condition may not improve much in the summer unless they manage to recoup funds from some player exits.
It is now reported by iNews that INEOS and Sir Jim Ratcliffe are planning to ease the FFP restrictions by parting ways with four graduates this summer including out-of-loan Greenwood.
The 22-year-old has had a productive loan spell with Getafe in the Spanish top-flight. He has registered five goals and four assists from 19 appearances across all competitions.
His progress has caught the eye of Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and Valencia. United clearly feel that he is the most valuable graduate that they could offload during the summer.
Aside from Greenwood, United are open to letting Scott McTominay head for the exit door. He was on the radar of West Ham United last summer. The club hope that the Hammers return for him.
United are also hoping to witness the permanent exits of Hannibal Mejbri and Alvaro Fernandez to Sevilla and Benfica respectively. The clubs have buy clauses attached to the loan deals.
United need to balance their books early this summer
After the lavish spending over the past few campaigns, United find themselves in a difficult FFP situation. They need to cover up losses and may have to part ways with multiple players.
The club’s early exit from the Champions League could cost as much as £30 million while missing out on qualifying for the competition next season could also affect their transfer activity.
In our view, United should balance their books at the earliest possibility. Selling academy graduates would be beneficial as any fee gained would be considered as pure profit for FFP.
Aside from the quartet, the likes of Jadon Sancho and Antony could also head out on permanent deals. United are looking for at least £100m and have offered the duo to Saudi clubs.
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