Getafe Coach Reveals Real Madrid’s Jude Bellingham's Impact on Mason Greenwood Transfer

Getafe Coach Reveals Real Madrid’s Jude Bellingham's Impact on Mason Greenwood Transfer

Ero Samson
updated at September 15, 2023 at 10:04 AM
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  • Mason Greenwood was ostracised from Manchester United's first team set-up following a sexual assault scandal
  • Man United, in a statement, said that the young forward would no longer play for the club despite having his charges dropped
  • Getafe's Pepe Bordalas has revealed how Jude Bellingham helped his Three Lions teammate secure a move to La Liga

Mason Greenwood made the headlines when he completed a surprise transfer from Manchester United to La Liga club Getafe.

The 22-year-old forward, who has been out of football since January 2022, appeared to be facing an impending end to his blistering career following a press release from Man United stating that the forward would no longer play for the Premier League club.

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Mason Greenwood recently joined La Liga side Getafe. Image: DAX Images.
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However, on transfer deadline day, Greenwood received a surprise lifeline when his move to Getafe was completed.

The Madrid-based club's manager, Pepe Bordalas, has attributed the club's ability to sign Greenwood to Real Madrid's Jude Bellingham.

Bordalas credits Bellingham for Greenwood transfer

Speaking to Radio Marca ahead of his side's game against Osasuna, the 55-year-old manager highlighted how the club got the signing of Greenwood over the line.

"It was a surprise. We never thought we could get a player like that," Bordalas told RadioMarca.
"But they got in touch with our sporting director (Ruben Reyes), we talked, we didn't think it could happen but both sides made an effort [financially]."

Further highlighting the influence of the Real Madrid man, he said:

"Greenwood is friends with Bellingham, and he advised him to come to the Spanish league."

Having fully integrated Greenwood into his side through the course of the international break, Bordalas will hope that he can count on the young forward in their home tie against Osasuna. Greenwood recently broke a club record, as reported by Caught Offside.

Mason Greenwood breaks Getafe record

In a previous report, Sports Brief stated that Mason Greenwood's move to Getafe has proven beneficial to the La Liga club, even before the ex-Manchester United player makes his debut for the Spanish club.

The 21-year-old forward joined the La Liga club on loan from the Red Devils after a troubled few months in England following accusations of abuse on his girlfriend.

Greenwood recently broke the shirt sale record of any player at Getafe since the inception of the club.

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Samson Ero is a sports journalist with a track record of over five years in the Nigerian media industry. He graduated from Nigerian Institute of Journalism (2021-2023).