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STRIKER ‘ON MOVE’ Mason Greenwood’s potential new salary revealed as suspended Man Utd star eyes major career change

MASON Greenwood's potential new pay has been disclosed, as the suspended Manchester United player contemplates a career shift.

If United fires him over sex attack allegations, the Bradford-born star is mulling a transfer to China to continue his career.

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If the move goes through, he could earn up to £2.7 million per year, which is the maximum allowed for foreign players in the Chinese Super League under a salary ceiling imposed by the country’s FA last March.

This works up to around £50,000 each week for the entire season.

Greenwood, 21, was charged with attempted rape, assault, and coercive control, but the charges were dismissed earlier this month after many key witnesses recanted.

He is, however, still suspended while the club conducts an internal inquiry.

If higher-ups at Old Trafford decide to terminate Greenwood, his financial prospects will be significantly harmed, even after accounting for potential revenues in China.

In comparison, his teammate Marcus Rashford is expected to re-sign with the club for up to £300,000 per week.

It comes after major sponsor Nike abandoned Greenwood despite the collapse of the claims against him.

According to David Winnie, former professional footballer and head of the sports law section at Blaser Mills lawyers, the striker might lose “millions” in potential profits if sponsors pull out.

“The financial benefits [of the sponsorship contract] would have been enormous given how far he progressed in his career,” David told The Sun Online.

“He was good for sponsors before the charges…[but] now there’s a residual taint for brands.”

He stated that major businesses “probably wouldn’t want to be connected” with Greenwood “if or until his career comes back up again” and that they will be “slow to engage with him again”.

“I don’t see why he couldn’t attract sponsors back in the future,” David said, expressing hope for the England international.

“He’s now free of any legal doubts…not he’s toxic…back he’s on the horizon, but it’s a very far horizon.

“He has to bring himself back…by playing football, putting his head down, and doing the right things off the field.”


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