Mason Greenwood, whose footballing future was in doubt for some time since he was arrested, can now exhale with relief. He is once again a free man, but the real question is where will he play when he returns to football?
If England decides to turn their back on him, the JFF is offering the 21-year-old a national team to represent. The Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), through a top official, has announced it will welcome English striker Mason Greenwood into the national senior team set-up if he decides to play for Jamaica in the near future.
After key witnesses withdrew cooperation and a new set of evidence was obtained, Greenwood, who qualifies for Jamaica via his parents, was acquitted by a Crown Prosecution Service on Thursday night after the Crown Prosecution Service said that there would be no further prosecution of the three criminal charges any longer.
After only two years with the Red Devils senior team, the youngster had racked up 32 goals in 101 games, making him one of the best young players in Europe at the time. Since the allegations were made public in January 2022, Greenwood has been suspended by his club Manchester United, as a result of the allegations.
It has been reported in the English press that Greenwood, who has won one international cap for the England team, will not be considered for selection by Gareth Southgate in the future due to the seriousness of the allegations, sources claim.
In the past, a few attempts were made by the JFF to encourage Greenwood to join the Reggae Boyz team. But Greenwood has reportedly declined the offer. As a result of the acquittal, Chung says the situation involving the player has taken on a new light.
JFF General Secretary Dennis Chung said in a statement after the new revelation that the federation would be delighted to have Greenwood join the national team because he is such a high-quality player. Therefore, it appears that JFF will continue their pursuit of the talented striker in the coming months.