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Getafe president gives an update on Mason Greenwood’s loan deal

Getafe president describes Mason Greenwood as “eager to stay” at Getafe for another year, but ultimately, Manchester United will decide the forward’s future.

Manchester United conducted their internal investigation into Greenwood when charges against him, including assault, attempted rape, and coercive control, were dropped by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) due to the withdrawal of key witnesses and diminished chances of a conviction.

Initially, it seemed that he would be reintegrated at Old Trafford. However, after facing backlash, United announced in August that he would continue his career elsewhere. This led to a loan move to Getafe, where Greenwood has contributed to 12 goals in 24 games.

As Greenwood’s loan is nearing its end, discussions about his future have resurfaced. Getafe seems eager to retain him, with the club president claiming that the player shares the same desire.

“There was a lot of movement, we had to study it,” Torres said to El Partizado de COPE, first reflecting on the decision to sign Greenwood last summer. “We found out what had happened. He’s doing well, he’s calm. And He’s very comfortable. He’s crazy about staying another year.

“It’s a matter that [Manchester United] have to decide. There is new ownership. They have to say it. In Spain, he has a market but they have money. Barca’s way of playing is going well but it depends on Manchester United. If it’s true, he’ll tell me.”

Getafe might not be able to meet Greenwood’s price

Torres also hinted at the possibility that Getafe might face financial constraints in securing a permanent deal for Greenwood, especially considering reported interest from Barcelona and Atletico Madrid.

The recent remarks by new United investor Sir Jim Ratcliffe sparked speculation as he seemed to imply that the Greenwood case would be reconsidered by the parent club. This has opened the door to the possibility of Greenwood returning to play for Manchester United next season.

“We will make a decision and we will justify it. He’s a Manchester United footballer so we are in charge of football. So the answer is yes, we have to make decisions. It’s quite clear we have to make a decision. There is no decision that’s been made,” Ratcliffe said.

“He’s on loan obviously but he’s not the only one. We’ve got one or two footballers that we have to deal with and we have to make a decision on so we will do that.

“The process will be: understand the facts not the hype and then try and come to a fair decision on the basis of values which is basically is he a good guy or not, and answer could he play sincerely for Manchester United well and would we be comfortable with it and would the fans be comfortable with it.”

Ethan Dempsey
Ethan Dempsey
Ethan is a lifelong football fan. When he is not obsessing over the Premier League games, Ethan likes to read fantasy tomes, watch football documentaries and waste hours upon hours on video games.
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