Manchester United loanee Mason Greenwood has been welcomed with open arms at Spanish side Getafe.

As the hours ticked by on transfer deadline day, it looked fairly bleak for Mason Greenwood, an outcast from the Manchester United set up.

United announced there was no path back to the first team for Greenwood following a public outcry, and his number 11 shirt has already been re-assigned to Rasmus Hojlund.

He eventually signed on loan with Spanish side Getafe, who are swatting aside the controversy and promising Greenwood a fresh start.

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Getafe CF: New Signings Mason Greenwood, Diego Rico And Oscar Rodriguez
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Getafe excited by Mason Greenwood

Mason Greenwood has been unveiled to a lot of fanfare in Spain and his first training session was attended by thousands of fans, with the player posing for pictures with attendees.

While Getafe are not necessarily expecting an immediate impact from a player who has not played since January 2022, hopes are very high, and club president Angel Torres personally signed off on the deal.

Spanish journalist Guillermo Rai writes for 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.”

Getafe best ever players

What is Mason Greenwood’s competition to become Getafe’s best ever player? Here is a look at some notable names the La Liga side have had play for them over the years, and you can make your own mind up what his chances are.

Pablo Sarabia: Now with Wolves, Pablo Sarabia spent four seasons with PSG where he scored 22 times. He played more than 100 games for Getafe before spending three seasons with Sevilla.

Loic Remy: Well-travelled striker Loic Remy spent a season with Getafe on loan. He made his name with Marseille in the early 2010s, before spells with Chelsea, Newcastle, and Crystal Palace.

Roberto Abbondanzieri: A club legend with Boca Juniors where he played more than 200 times, goalkeeper Abbondanzieri also had 46 caps for Argentina. He spent three seasons with Getafe.

Roberto Soldado: Former Tottenham striker Roberto Soldado enjoyed one of the best spells of his career with Getafe, scoring 33 goals in 66 games. This earned a move to Valencia, before his career began to trend downwards in North London.

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