Mason Greenwood finds himself at a pivotal juncture in his international career, with Jamaica expressing a keen interest in having him switch his allegiance from England.
This development follows closely on the heels of an announcement by Manchester United, indicating their decision to part ways with the striker subsequent to an extensive six-month internal inquiry.
Initially, the prospects seemed optimistic for Greenwood’s reintegration into the squad. However, a strong and impassioned backlash from fans swiftly compelled Manchester United to reverse their stance.
The club’s official statement alludes to their commitment to aiding Greenwood in reclaiming his professional trajectory.
“The club will continue to offer its support both to the alleged victim and Mason to help them rebuild and move forward positively with their lives,” the statement read.
Among the clubs Greenwood has been heavily linked with after his departure from Manchester United is AS Roma, but Jose Mourinho was quick to shut the speculations of a reunion down.
According to a report via GOAL, Jamaica have now reignited their interest in Greenwood to have him in their national team.
The Reggae Boys could still take up Greenwood’s services, despite the striker featuring once in a competitive game for England under Gareth Southgate.
As per FIFA rules, Greenwood would be free to switch his international allegiance from next month.
Greenwood’s future with the England squad is very uncertain, and will likely not depend on Gareth Southgate, whose contract as the Three Lions’ tactician will end after the 2024 European Championships.
This is not the first time Greenwood has been linked with Jamaica. In 2021, the nation was looking to revamp their squad after enticing Michail Antonio successfully, and Greenwood was on their radar ahead of the World Cup.
Jamaica already have some notable names in their nation team including Adrian Mariappa, Leon Bailey, Bobby Decordova-Reid and Liam Moore.