Mason Greenwood appeared in his first video as a Getafe player and told fans he can’t wait to get started.
The Manchester United striker signed a season-long loan deal with the Spanish Liga side in a bid to resurrect his career after sexual assault and rape charges against him were dropped in February.
Greenwood was pictured holding a Getafe kit for the first time on MondayX @GetafeCF
United’s six-month internal investigation into the 21-year-old concluded in August and announced that Greenwood would relaunch his career away from Old Trafford.
Getafe will contribute a small amount towards Greenwood’s wages during the loan spell while United ‘will continue to offer its support to Mason and his family during this period of transition’.
Greenwood signed for Getafe late on transfer deadline day and has been officially unveiled as the club’s new signing on social media.
Due to the nature of the signing, Getafe have now created an English-language X, formally known as Twitter, account that has almost 30,000 followers.
In a video to the fans, Greenwood said: “Hi, Getafe fans. It’s Mason here. I’m so happy to be here and I can’t wait to get started.”
It remains to be seen whether Greenwood will be in line to make his debut when Getafe face Osasuna in their next match on September 17.
Getafe manager Jose Bordalas spoke about the club’s new signing and said: “It is too delicate a situation to trivialise this issue. Everybody knows what happened, the appropriate measures were taken.
“Obviously we can only talk about football, about other issues, I think, that the people and the relevant systems did what they had to do, and everybody knows how it ended – without a condemnatory sentence.
“He’s a footballer of the highest level, who comes to Getafe with enormous hope. We are going to help him to recover his best level.”