Mason Greenwood says ‘I’m happy to be here’ as he’s officially unveiled with Getafe after club slammed as ‘tone deaf’ | The Sun

MASON Greenwood has been officially unveiled as a Getafe player after his exit from Manchester United.

Greenwood was officially presented to fans along with the La Liga club's other summer signings at the Coliseum stadium in Madrid.

The striker, 21, has been provided with a pathway back to football by the La Liga side.

Thousands of eager Getafe fans turned out on a warm evening to welcome Greenwood and two other new signings Diego Rico and Oscar Rodriguez.

Greenwood told the crowd that he is "feeling good" and "happy to be here" for the season ahead.

He added: "We take one game at a time, I know the next home game is coming up soon, we are going to try and win it and do our best."

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Greenwood's girlfriend was also confirmed to have arrived in Spain ahead of his official unveiling.

Harriet Robson, who has a baby with the footballer, was seen smiling in the sunshine in a photo shared on her Instagram. 

Earlier today, Getafe were slammed as "tone deaf" with the striker filmed signing autographs and greeting fans ahead of his launch.

Greenwood was seen posing for snaps with kids and signing their shirts and footballs in a clip which Getafe posted on Twitter.

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One fan had already got his hands on a replica of Greenwood's number 12 shirt, which he wore back-to-front as he hugged the striker.

But the club's enthusiastic welcome for Greenwood has been widely slammed on social media.

Popular account Out of Context Football Manager tweeted: "Getafe have to be the most tone deaf club I've ever seen in my life. Read the room."

Earlier today Greenwood trained for the first time with his new club Getafe – more than 18 months since his last game for Manchester United.

The Spanish club announced the deal just minutes before the summer transfer window deadline arrived on Friday.

United will receive no loan fee and will cover the majority of his £75,000-a-week wage during his time in Spain.

A club statement added: "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."

But the young forward may not make his debut until September 17, when Getafe host Osasuna.

Getafe also posted a snap on Twitter of Greenwood holding up the club's blue home strip yesterday.

It was captioned "Mason Greenwood ya esta aqui" – which means "Mason Greenwood is here".

It comes after United announced that Greenwood had "mutually agreed" to leave the club following an internal probe into his arrest.

He was arrested in October last year but all charges were dropped in February by the Crown Prosecution Service.

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Greenwood still has two years left to run with the option of a further 12 months had the club wanted to take it up.

Failing to offload him would have left the club facing a payment of nearly £8million.

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