Manchester United will pay the majority of Mason Greenwood’s wages during his loan spell at Getafe, it has been claimed.
Greenwood, 21, has joined the La Liga side after United agreed that the best solution for all parties was for the forward to continue his career away from Old Trafford.
He has been the subject of an internal investigation by the club after he had charges of attempted rape, assault and controlling behaviour dropped by the Crown Prosecution Service in February.
A statement from Manchester United confirming Greenwood’s move to the Spanish club read: “Mason Greenwood has signed for La Liga side Getafe CF on a season-long loan.
“The move enables Greenwood to begin to rebuild his career away from Manchester United. The club will continue to offer its support to Mason and his family during this period of transition.”
The move comes just hours after his prospective transfer to Serie A side Lazio collapsed, with Turkish Super Lig side Besiktas also reportedly keen on the Englishman.
It has since been reported that United will pay the majority of Greenwood’s wages at Getafe. James Ducker of The Telegraph confirmed the news, tweeting that Getafe will “make a small contribution” towards the player’s £75,000 weekly wage.
When announcing the decision on Greenwood’s future, United said in a statement: “All those involved, including Mason, recognise the difficulties with him recommencing his career at Manchester United.
“It has therefore been mutually agreed that it would be most appropriate for him to do so away from Old Trafford, and we will now work with Mason to achieve that outcome.”
Greenwood added: “I want to start by saying I understand that people will judge me because of what they have seen and heard on social media, and I know people will think the worst. I was brought up to know that violence or abuse is wrong, I did not do the things I was accused of, and in February I was cleared of all charges.
“However, I fully accept I made mistakes, and I take my share of responsibility for the situations which led to the social media post. I am learning to understand my responsibilities to set a good example as a professional footballer, and I’m focused on the big responsibility of being a father, as well as a good partner.”