In a surprising twist on transfer deadline day, 21-year-old forward Mason Greenwood completed a loan move to Spanish La Liga club Getafe.
This move marks a fresh start for the talented young player, who has been making headlines for both his footballing ability and off-field controversies.
Before joining Getafe, several clubs, including Italian side Lazio, were linked with Greenwood after it became clear that he would be leaving Manchester United. His decision to join Getafe was influenced by various factors.
Getafe’s head coach, Jose Bordalas, revealed that Jude Bellingham played a pivotal role in Greenwood’s decision to join the Spanish league.
“Greenwood has a friendship with Bellingham and he recommended that he come and play in the Spanish league,” Bordalas told Marca.
“He is a fantastic player. We have to be patient and calm. His teammates and the coaching staff are helping him. He is adapting sensationally well and I hope he can help us.”
Bellingham, who recently made a high-profile move from Borussia Dortmund to Real Madrid, recommended the move to Greenwood, emphasizing the opportunities and experiences that La Liga could offer.
During the international break, Greenwood has been actively participating in training sessions with Getafe, allowing him to integrate into the squad and get accustomed to his new surroundings.
There is a slight chance that Greenwood could make his debut for Getafe against Osasuna this weekend. Fans and pundits alike will be eager to see how he adapts to the La Liga style of play.
Greenwood remains under contract with Manchester United until June 2025. However, it remains unclear what his future holds beyond this loan spell, as Getafe does not have a buy option in the deal.