Mason Greenwood has been enjoying his first week at Getafe, with the club doing all they can to make him feel comfortable following his controversial loan signing from Manchester United.
The 21-year-old forward was facing charges of attempted rape, sexual assault with bodily harm and controlling behaviour in 2022, after his partner Harriet Robson published images of her body covered in bruises, and her mouth and head bleeding. A video also emerged of Greenwood saying ‘I don’t care what you want’ as he pressured her for sex.
However, those charges were withdrawn on the second of February due to a lack of witness testimony. Greenwood remains in exile with United though, and he was loaned to Getafe last week.
Getafe fans have welcomed Greenwood warmly, with 4,000 turning out to welcome him during an open training session. He spent significant time signing autographs and taking photos with children after the training session.
According to Relevo, Getafe have been doing all they can to make Greenwood comfortable, inviting him to dinner on his arrival, while he is currently looking for a house in the expensive neighbourhood of Boadilla del Monte, around 20 minutes from central Madrid by car.
Getafe have also noted a change in Greenwood from ‘scared’ on his arrival to comfortable and enjoying himself, with those close to him saying ‘it’s the first time we’ve seen him smile’.
“He is very good at unbalancing defences, the ability to combine, he’s daring, with personality and he scores goals. We dreamed of him and, sometimes, dreams come true,” Getafe Sporting Director Ruben Reyes declared.
It is not yet clear when Getafe intend on easing him into action, with Greenwood not having played since the scandal broken in January of 2022.