Man United are considering sending Mason Greenwood out on loan to a club in Europe next season… as their probe into him continues after rape and assault charges were dropped

The striker is still the subject of the club’s internal inquiry despite charges of attempted rape, coercive behavior, and assault having been dropped in February.

Mail Sport has learned that authorities are considering a plan that would send the 21-year-old abroad for up to a year. The three most likely alternatives are considered to be Turkey, Italy, and Spain.

After their season ended on Saturday, United are rumored to have intensified their investigation into Greenwood, who has two years left on his £75,000-per-week contract.

If they determine the player brought the club into disrepute, they may opt to release him or they could finish the evaluation and send him abroad so they could have more time to think.

When the claims were initially made in January of last year, United suspended Greenwood, an England cap, and he is still not involved.

It is unlikely that the Bradford-born academy product will join another Premier League team.

Furthermore, although Turkey has made offers to United, Greenwood might want to play at a better level. As a result, relocation to Italy or Spain may be in the works.

For other ownership groups, though, the optics of bringing Greenwood on board could be problematic. Those with knowledge of the circumstance suggest it might be challenging to transfer to an American-owned team like AC Milan.

Additionally, a pay agreement would be required. Throughout the procedure, Greenwood has received full salary.

The circumstance is complicated. United is cautious about what they can see in the locker rooms of both their men’s and women’s teams. Additionally making it more difficult is the ongoing takeover at Old Trafford.

Although the process has dragged on, a resolution is likely to occur soon given that British petrochemicals billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe and Qatari Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani are both interested in purchasing United.

United has conducted interviews with Greenwood as part of its inquiry. Following the January 2018 leak of recordings on social media, police started their investigation. A video was also shared, appearing to depict a woman with numerous wounds and a bloodied face.

The Crown Prosecution Service dropped the allegations in February, claiming “new material” and the absence of crucial witnesses as reasons why a conviction was “no longer a realistic prospect.”

When asked if he needed another striker to relieve Marcus Rashford of the burden, manager Erik ten Hag responded that Greenwood, who has 36 goals in 130 games for United, had “shown in the past he is capable of doing that.”

The Dutchman continued, “What we need is one more player with scoring ability in addition to Marcus Rashford, whether it comes from within our squad or we have to sign one.”

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