Mason Greenwood: Manchester United Loanee Gets International Football Lifeline

Mason Greenwood: Manchester United Loanee Gets International Football Lifeline

Martin Moses
updated at March 7, 2024 at 7:00 AM
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  • Mason Greenwood has been offered a chance to switch his nationalities
  • The striker is highly unlikely to get Three Lions call-ups in the near future
  • FIFA Rules allow players to switch allegiances under special conditions

Mason Greenwood has been offered a return to international football a few months after he returned to playing football competitively.

Greenwood's career took a nosedive after he was accused of sexual assault, among other charges, in early 2022. The Crown Prosecution Services soon dropped his case, but the repercussions are still felt to date.

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Raheem Sterling celebrates with Mason Greenwood after scoring against Iceland in September 2020. Photo by Haflidi Breidfjord.
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Manchester United's attempt to reintegrate him back into the first team was met with resistance. The club eventually agreed to send him to Getafe on loan.

It is also, therefore, highly unlikely, that England boss Gareth Southgate will look his way for the upcoming international window, let alone the Euro 2024 Championships.

The Jamaican national team has now offered the 22-year-old a fresh start. The Mirror reports that Jamaica boss Heimir Hallgrimsson has confirmed he 'would love to offer Greenwood a chance.'

"I would love to have him in my team. Like all coaches, I would like to have the best players in our team, but it's always up to the player himself if he wants to do it."

Will Greenwood be eligible to play for Jamaica?

Greenwood qualifies to represent the Caribbean nation via his father. There have been attempts in the past by the country's federation to make him switch allegiances. He has only one cap for England and under the FIFA Rules. he can move to Jamaica.

A player can switch countries, provided he hasn't made more than three competitive appearances for another country.

The striker has seven goals and five assists for Getafe.

Greenwood's stance on Manchester United

Sports Brief has previously reported that Greenwood has 'no desire' to play for Manchester United again. The reports came after new minority owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe opened the door for a possible return for the striker.

Greenwood, who is still contracted by the club until 2025, felt that the club should have done more to support him, public pressure notwithstanding.

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Martin Moses is a sports journalist with over five years of experience in media. He graduated from Multimedia University of Kenya (Bachelor of Journalism, 2017-2021)