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20-year-old Manchester United forward on Barcelona’s radar

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Barcelona’s search for a forward in the upcoming transfer window has seen them get linked with several players based in the Premier League.

The likes of Ferran Torres, Edinson Cavani, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Raheem Sterling and Anthony Martial have all been touted as targets for the La Liga giants in the recent past. And, now El Nacional has added another name to this growing list, with Mason Greenwood now seemingly on the Catalan club’s radars.

A product of the Manchester United youth academy, the 20-year-old burst onto the scenes under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and enjoyed a fine campaign last time out, emerging as one of the Red Devils’ most promising young players.

This season, however, Greenwood has had to endure a relatively slow start, with the England international having had to share game-time with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho, while he also had to recover from coronavirus.

The forward has not started both of Manchester United’s Premier League matches under interim manager Ralf Rangnick. And the report is now claiming that he is having second thoughts about his future prospects at Old Trafford, leading to interest from Arsenal and Juventus.

Now, Barça too have entered the fray for the signing of the 20-year-old prospect, who can play anywhere across the frontline. The report claims that club president Joan Laporta sees him as a star for the future and believes that he can strike up a formidable partnership with Ansu Fati.

The report further adds that manager Xavi Hernandez would prefer Greenwood over Martial. However, it is not lost on the Blaugrana that the youngster would be a much more expensive option than the Frenchman, considering that he signed a new contract with United in February, extending his stay till 2025.

Given that the Red Devils consider Greenwood as the future of the team, it is implausible that he would be allowed to leave either.

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