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Barcelona to battle Arsenal and Juventus for Man United striker Mason Greenwood

Barcelona are among the clubs keeping tabs on Manchester United ace Mason Greenwood.

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Manchester United academy graduate Mason Greenwood is widely regarded as one of the brightest young prospects coming through the ranks in England.

The 20-year-old made his first-team breakthrough towards the end of the 2018/19 campaign and has since grown into a key member of the team, already racking up 122 appearances, chalking up a return of 34 goals and 12 assists.

A regular in the starting XI over the past couple of seasons, Greenwood’s game-time has taken a hit this term, following the summer arrivals of Cristiano Ronaldo and Jadon Sancho. While he did feature fairly regularly under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, he has not started both of United’s Premier League matches under Ralf Rangnick.

This has led to speculation regarding the future of the one-time capped England international, with reports indicating that he is not entirely happy with his situation and could look for a move away.

Alerted by the development, three clubs are keeping tabs on Greenwood, reports Fichajes. The three teams in question are Barcelona, Arsenal and Juventus.

It is no secret that Barça are in the market for new forwards and someone like Greenwood, who is young, dynamic, and can play anywhere across the frontline is bound to appeal to manager Xavi Hernandez.

While the Catalans have also been linked with two other Manchester United stars in Edinson Cavani and Anthony Martial, the 20-year-old Greenwood would be a much more enticing target for the club.

However, they will have to stave off interest from Arsenal. The Gunners are set for a revamp of their centre-forward options with Alexandre Lacazette’s contract expiring in the summer and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang falling out with manager Mikel Arteta. Greenwood has, thus, emerged as a potential target to replace either of the two.

Juventus, too, have taken an interest in the Manchester United prodigy’s situation. They failed to Cristiano Ronaldo last summer and with Alvaro Morata failing to produce the goods in attack, a player of Greenwood’s ilk can be a key addition for the Bianconeri.

A move for the Englishman will not be straightforward, though, as Manchester United rate him very highly. Furthermore, his contract runs till 2025, with the option of an additional year. With Barcelona struggling financially, signing the 20-year-old could prove to be difficult task.

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