The 21-year-old forward is aiming to revive his career in Spain after being loaned to Getafe for the season. Greenwood, who hasn’t played professional football since January 2022, is set to make his Getafe debut against Osasuna after the international break.
Manchester United made the decision to loan out Greenwood after an internal review, despite all criminal charges against him being dropped by the CPS due to the withdrawal of a key witness. United’s planned phased return for the player was considered too controversial, even though manager Erik ten Hag reportedly wanted to integrate him back into the first team.
Greenwood still dreams of playing for Manchester United and there have been recent reports suggesting he could sign a new deal with the club. However, his immediate focus is on Getafe and his second chance in football.
Getafe, despite criticism, welcomed Greenwood with open arms, believing they have signed a player who could become their greatest of all time (GOAT). The social media buzz surrounding Greenwood’s arrival underlines their intent to grow their brand internationally. As the most valuable player ever on Getafe’s books, they see the potential for Greenwood to make a historic impact.
Spanish journalist Guillermo Rai wrote in The Athletic, “In the club’s offices and in the dressing room, Getafe still believe Greenwood will need time to get up to speed physically and settle in Madrid. They do not deny that he could be the best player they have had in their history.”
Competition for this title at Getafe may not be formidable, with the likes of Pablo Sarabia, Loic Remy, Roberto Abbondanzieri, and Roberto Soldado being among the other contenders.