Greenwood joined Getafe on deadline day after United agreed to let him leave the club on a temporary basis. The move was aimed at allowing Greenwood to restart his career away from Old Trafford following his arrest and charge last year.
However, according to a report from The Athletic, Getafe can trigger a break clause in January that would allow them to terminate Greenwood’s loan and send him back to United mid-season if they are unhappy with his development or contribution.
It is understood that Greenwood was offered to numerous European clubs as well as Brentford in the Premier League after United sanctioned his departure. Getafe were ultimately willing to take a chance on the 21-year-old.
Getafe manager Jose Bordalas has defended the decision to sign Greenwood but acknowledged the “delicate situation” given his off-field issues. Bordalas believes Greenwood has enormous potential if he can get back to full fitness and focus on rediscovering his best form.
The clause in Greenwood’s loan deal means his time at Getafe could be cut short as early as January if the Spanish club feels he has not adapted well or improved as hoped during his temporary stay.