‘We blame Manchester United for failed Mason Greenwood deadline day move’

Italian side Lazio have blamed Manchester United for their failed move for Mason Greenwood as the forward instead joined Getafe on deadline day.

Greenwood, 21, joined Getafe on loan on deadline day. Getafe will not pay a loan fee but will cover a small contribution of his wages for the duration of the loan. 

However, it looked likely that he would end up in the Serie A on deadline day as Lazio were heavily linked with a move for the English forward.

Lazio’s president, Claudio Lotito, claims Greenwood was keen to join the Serie A club but United did not sign the paperwork in time.

“I tried until the last minute,” Lotito told La Lazio Siamo Noi after the transfer window slammed shut in Italy.

He continued to blame Manchester United for the failed move, saying: “They didn’t countersign in time. He wanted to come to Lazio.”

Greenwood hasn’t played competitive football since December 2021, following his arrest back in January 2022 on suspicion of a number of offences including attempted rape.  

United concluded their own investigation and the Red Devils decided that Greendoow’s future no longer remained at Old Trafford. 

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