Getafe manager Jose Bordalas has defended Getafe’s decision to sign Mason Greenwood and believes the Manchester United forward can get back to his best level with the Spanish club.
Greenwood, who has not played for United since he was arrested in January 2022 for attempted rape, controlling behaviour and assault, joined La Liga side Getafe on loan for the rest of the season in the final hour of the summer transfer window.
“It is a very delicate situation to trivialise this issue,” Bordalas said, as quoted by Metro. “Everyone 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.
“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.”