Mason Greenwood says ‘no’ to top football agencies

Mason Greenwood says ‘no’ to top football agencies

Manchester United fans will be overjoyed by the news that Mason Greenwood has decided not to be represented by a superagent.

The Mail reports that despite the advances of a host of agents since ‘long before he shot to prominence’, the 18-year-old will continue to be represented by his father Andrew, who also negotiated Mason’s boot deal with Nike.

The Wibsey-born striker has made an impressive start to his Premier League career and also scored his first goal for England Under-21s in the 75th minute of a friendly match with the Netherlands in November.

Greenwood signed a new contract with the Red Devils in October that will keep him at Old Trafford until 2023 with the option of a further year. The value of that contract is believed to be a lowly £25,000 per week.

And the Mail believes that ‘should his status at United continue to rise and the 18-year-old keeps scoring, United would likely sit down to discuss a fresh deal long before the current contract ends in 2023. The Greenwood family are believed to have a strong relationship with the club.’

In a football world where the Gordon Gecko principle ‘greed is good’ dominates and club loyalty seems to be a thing of the past, the Greenwood family’s stance is a breath of fresh air.

The 18-year-old will be able to concentrate on his football without the distraction of commission-hungry agents trying to unsettle him.

Greenwood’s outlook is reminiscent of the likes of Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs, one-club players who spurned many chances to make big money moves and enjoyed long and successful careers at Old Trafford.

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