Greenwood’s new contract, wages and bonuses have left Man Utd very much relieved
Manchester United will be relieved Mason Greenwood agreed to extend his deal before a potentially defining summer for the youngster.
The 19-year-old talent was tied down to a new long-term deal at Old Trafford earlier this week.
Confirmation from United came as a surprise to many with the mid-season announcement a real boost for fans and the club.
Greenwood has a huge future ahead of him and has attracted interest already in his career from Juventus.
Committing himself to United, though, was always the plan and he is now settled in Manchester until 2025.
Father Andrew still represents Greenwood’s interests when talking finances with United.
And a £75,000-a-week deal was negotiated, having previously been on £45,000-a-week during the first half of the 2020/21 season.
Sensible bonuses will also take his earnings close to £100,000-a-week now, putting him on a similar level to regular right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
However, top agents within football insist Greenwood could have held out for a better deal at United.
One told The Athletic: “Your commercial value could double with a goal in the Euros. He could be the sensation of the Euros. Why not?”
Greenwood is likely to play for England in Gareth Southgate’s squad at the delayed Euro 2020 tournament this summer.
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It would be the teenager’s first senior tournament with England, and his value skyrocket even further with a solid showing in the summer.
A source also told The Athletic: “Greenwood had nothing to lose by waiting to see. The offer was in the bank. United wouldn’t have withdrawn it.”
United’s No.11 has established himself as a regular in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team this season, playing either on the right of attack or even up front.
Should Greenwood’s influence in the side continue to grow, another new deal would be likely within a couple of years.
His current deal offers United plenty of security, though, especially as it includes the option to be extended by a further 12 months too.
That would see Greenwood stay until at least 2026, but his focus appears to be very much on his game at Old Trafford given he was happy to agree terms so soon.
Greenwood could well start for Solskjaer’s side on Sunday evening when second-placed United host Newcastle in the Premier League.
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