Gareth Southgate says Mason Greenwood isn’t currently a consideration for England because he isn’t playing football, suggesting that the youngster could still play for his country.
“It’s clearly a very complex case and at the moment, he isn’t playing football, so it’s not a consideration for us,” Southgate said.
“It’s hypothetical [whether he could be involved with England in the future]. I think it’s a topic that whatever I say, I could give you a nuanced answer, but it will be used in a less nuanced fashion, frankly.”
Man United concluded their six-and-a-half month investigation into Greenwood earlier this month and decided it would be most appropriate for him to recommence his career away from Old Trafford.
Greenwood has just one appearance for the Three Lions, in a 1–0 away win over Iceland in a 2020–21 UEFA Nations League A match, coming on as a 78th-minute substitute.
The 21-year-old and Phil Foden were withdrawn from the England squad in September 2020 after breaking COVID-19 quarantine guidelines in Iceland by leaving the part of the hotel that the squad was occupying,