Getafe manager Jose Bordalas has disclosed the reasons behind the club’s decision to secure the loan signing of Mason Greenwood from Manchester United for the 2023/24 season.
Last month, Manchester United announced that Greenwood would depart from the club by mutual agreement, following a six-month internal investigation. This decision followed the dropping of charges against the 21-year-old, including allegations of rape and assault, in February.
On deadline day, the forward left Old Trafford as he joined La Liga outfit Getafe on a season-long loan.
Manager Bordalas has addressed his side snapping up Greenwood as he defended the transfer, believing he can get back to his best with the club.
José Bordalás, sobre la llegada de Greenwood:
🗨️ “Quiere recuperar su estatus profesional y el Getafe le puede ayudar en ese sentido”. pic.twitter.com/adyPR9iQ2m
— Relevo (@relevo) September 2, 2023
“It is a very delicate situation to trivialise this issue,” he said.
“Every knows what happened and the appropriate measures were taken, obviously, we can only talk about football.
“Regarding the other issues, I believe that the people and the relevant authorities did what they had to do and everyone knows how it ended with a non-conviction sentence therefore he is a free person, a footballer of a very high level and who arrives at Getafe with enormous enthusiasm and that we are obviously going to help him so that he recovers back to his best level.”
📢 𝐎𝐅𝐈𝐂𝐈𝐀𝐋 | Mason Greenwood nuevo futbolista azulón
— Getafe C.F. (@GetafeCF) September 1, 2023
The 59-year-old added: “I have already commented what I had to comment. I can only speak on a football level. We all know the potential he has. He is a very young boy, he is still 21 years old and we can help him adapt to a situation.
“It’s a different league but because of the potential he has, I’m sure that if he physically reaches a good level, I’m convinced of him because of how young he is and because we’ve been informed that he obviously wants to recover his professional status and Getafe can help him in that.”