Mason Greenwood, recently loaned out from Manchester United, has already made quite an impact at Getafe, setting a record even before stepping onto the pitch.
The 21-year-old forward made his move to Spain after being informed that he was not part of Manchester United’s immediate plans.
Although he remains under contract with United until 2025, he hasn’t played for the Premier League club since January 2022.
This absence was due to an ongoing internal investigation following his arrest on charges of attempted rape, assault, and coercive control.
However, these charges were dropped in February 2023, allowing Greenwood to refocus on his professional career.
He is now on a season-long loan with La Liga’s Getafe.
According to the Daily Mail, within a week of his arrival, more shirts with ‘Greenwood 12’ on the back were sold than for any other player in the club’s history.
His unveiling drew a crowd of 4,000 supporters, and there’s a possibility he might make his debut against Osasuna on Sunday.
Greenwood has also had the opportunity to meet with Getafe’s president, and Manchester United is covering the expenses for his accommodation in Spain, providing a 24/7 translator, and arranging regular visits from his friends and family.
As for his long-term future, no decisions have been made yet beyond the conclusion of the 2023–24 season, and Manchester United continues to cover the majority of his salary.