Greenwood has clause allowing Getafe to send him back to Man United

Mason Greenwood ‘has January break clause’ allowing Getafe to send him back to Man United – after the Saudi Pro League were wary he was too toxic to sign

  • Greenwood completed a season-long loan move to Getafe on deadline day
  • The Spanish side will be able to send Greenwood back to Man United in January
  • Man United announced a mutual decision for Greenwood to leave last month  

Mason Greenwood’s loan move to Getafe reportedly includes a break clause in the forward’s contract, which would enable the LaLiga side to send him back to Manchester United.

Greenwood was confirmed as a Getafe player on Friday after completing a deadline day move.

Man United had agreed to help Greenwood secure a move to continue his career, after the club announced last month that they had mutually agreed for the 21-year-old to leave.

Their decision came after Greenwood was arrested in January 2022 on suspicion of a number of offences including attempted rape.

Greenwood was subsequently suspended by the club, however, in February the Crown Prosecution Service subsequently dropped the charges after key witnesses withdrew and new material came to light.

Getafe announced the loan signing of Mason Greenwood from Man United on deadline day

A break clause will reportedly allow Getafe to send the forward back to Man United in January

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United then concluded after their own investigation Greenwood did not commit the offences which he was charged with but decided that his future no longer remained at Old Trafford.

Greenwood’s season-long loan move to Getafe could be cut short in January, with the Athletic reporting that the Spanish outfit can trigger a break clause.

The break clause is standard in loan deals, but would allow Getafe to send Greenwood back to Man United if they are unhappy with how the move has developed.

A club spokesperson defended the signing the forward by stating that Greenwood had been ‘declared innocent’.

Mail Sport revealed the Spanish club’s interest in Greenwood ahead of the deadline.

The Spanish club will not be paying a fee for the English forward, but will cover a small contribution for his £75,000-a-week wages for the duration of the loan.

A domestic abuse charity in Spain has criticised Getafe’s decision to sign Greenwood, calling on the club to overturn its decision.

Getafe head coach Jose Bordalas has defended the club, but admitted it was a ‘delicate situation’.

‘It is a very delicate situation to trivialise that issue,’ Bordalas said.

‘Everyone knows what happened and appropriate measures were taken. Everyone knows how it ended, with a non-convictory sentence.

‘He is a footballer of a very high level and arrives at Getafe with enormous enthusiasm.’

Clubs in the big spending Saudi Pro League had initially been viewed as potential suitors for Greenwood.

According to the Athletic, the league were wary of a backlash if Greenwood was signed by one of their clubs.

The concerns came as clubs seek to develop their women’s league and bid for the 2026 Women’s Asia Cup.


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