Manchester United may not be the only team that become a part of Mason Greenwood’s past amid speculation he’ll also leave England behind.

It was announced on Monday that the 21-year-old and United had agreed to terminate his contract at Old Trafford following a lengthy internal investigation into allegations of sexual abuse against Greenwood. The player hasn’t represented the Red Devils since January 2022, and he was later charged with attempted rape, assault, and engaging in controlling and coercive behaviour.

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) dropped all charges against the forward in February of this year, but it wasn’t enough to make a future in United colours tenable. Uncertainty still reigns over his place in the Three Lions setup, however, especially with Jamaica reportedly re-entering the frame to turn his head.

Rumours of a swap have spiked since Greenwood was recently pictured training in a Jamaica tracksuit. The Reggae Boyz have successfully lured a number of second-generation stars from the Premier League in recent years, with the likes of Michail Antonio, Demarai Gray, Bobby Decordova-Reid and Andre Gray each joining their ranks.

The Daily Mail highlighted the conversation surrounding Greenwood’s international loyalty is set to resume as he nears eligibility for Jamaica. Next month will mark the three-year anniversary of his first (and only) appearance for England to date, which is the minimum cooldown period required for a player to represent a second national team.

Greenwood made his Three Lions debut in a UEFA Nations League clash against Iceland on September 5, 2020, when he came on as a replacement for Harry Kane. It was during that same trip that he and Phil Foden were sent home for reportedly breaking Covid-19 restrictions when they met two women at the team hotel.

Certain concerns over Greenwood’s character were said to have influenced his absence from future England squads, and manager Gareth Southgate opted not to select the attacker again.

It may not be Southgate’s concern for much longer given he’s expected to step down from the helm after Euro 2024. And it seems unlikely the former Middlesbrough chief will welcome the inevitable controversy that would come with selecting Greenwood for the remainder of his stay.

Rather than wait on the sidelines to see if a successor might accept him back into the squad, Greenwood may fancy the idea of a fresh start with the country of his descent. That’s after Jamaica have previously launched efforts to tempt the player in the past.

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