Mason Greenwood is having a very good start at Getafe in La Liga. The English striker has scored 2 goals and provided 3 assists in 10 matches since the start of the season for the Madrid-based club, and Getafe is now close to qualifying for European competitions. This is seen as a good new beginning for the revival of his career after having to leave Manchester United due to his girlfriend abuse scandal.
Even with this high level of performance, Greenwood returning to England is unlikely to happen in the near future. In part because Manchester United has not completely made up their mind regarding whether to keep or sell him, while public opinion has not forgotten what Greenwood did. But now Greenwood has motivation to stay in Spain as he is settling into his new life and everything on the field is going smoothly.
Despite some English clubs showing interest in Greenwood, The Sun recently reported that these are mainly average to below-average clubs and none of them wants to guarantee a starting spot for the 22-year-old striker. Manchester United will likely sell Greenwood in the 2023 summer transfer window rather than keeping him. However, staying in La Liga is a good option for Greenwood and he has caught the attention of some renowned clubs.
According to some English media, Valencia and Real Sociedad both intend to sign Greenwood on the cheap after this season to strengthen their attack. Valencia promises Greenwood a starting position since apart from Hugo Duro they do not have any other good strikers. The club hopes to pair Duro with Greenwood.
Real Sociedad has a higher chance of qualifying for European competitions than Valencia but Greenwood will face stiffer competition there. Sociedad’s right wing is firmly held by Takefusa Kubo while the striker position belongs to Mikel Oyarzabal, who has scored 7 goals this season. Therefore, the competition will be more intense for Greenwood in the Basque country.
In any case, this means that Greenwood will have a future in Spain if he chooses to stay, partly because his transfer fee will be quite low next year as his Manchester United contract is about to expire.