Getafe have been promoting Greenwood’s arrival heavily on social media and, in a video message on X, formerly known as Twitter, the once-capped England forward said: “Hi Getafe fans, it’s Mason here. I’m so happy to be here and I can’t wait to get started.”
The 21-year-old is set to face a press conference on Tuesday evening ahead of a possible debut against Osasuna after the international break.
United opted to loan out Greenwood having decided that he cannot continue his career at Old Trafford following investigations by the club and police into allegations in his personal life.
The player was suspended after he was charged with attempted rape, engaging in controlling and coercive behaviour, and assault occasioning actual bodily harm. Greenwood denied all wrongdoing and the case was dropped after the withdrawal of key witnesses.
Despite United’s decision to send him away, The Times have reported that the Premier League giants agreed a break clause in the loan deal with Getafe should he fail to perform in Spain.
Speaking at a press conference following Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at Real Madrid - a match Greenwood was not involved in - Getafe boss Jose Bordalas said of the allegations against the forward: “It is a very delicate situation to trivialise that issue.
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“Everyone knows what happened and appropriate measures were taken. Everyone knows how it ended, with a non-convictory sentence.
“He is a footballer of a very high level and arrives at Getafe with enormous enthusiasm. Surely he wants to recover his professional status and Getafe can help him in that sense.”
Asked if signing Greenwood might prompt an unfavourable reaction, Bordalas added: “I can only speak at a footballing level.
“We all know the potential he has. He is a very young boy and we hope that he adapts to a very different league. Surely he wants to recover his professional status and Getafe can help him in that sense.”