Mason Greenwood was once acclaimed as the new star of Old Trafford a few seasons ago. However, serious domestic abuse charges against the forward have done damage to his promising career in England, leading to his being blacklisted by a major European team and fanbase.
To restart his career from scratch, Greenwood moved to Madrid, Spain, to play for Getafe on a season-long loan deal. Amid this transition, Nike, the former partner brand of the Englishman, has addressed recent talks about its contract with the player as he gathers praise for his recent stunning goal.
Mason Greenwood goes viral with wonder goal
Mason Greenwood was cleared of the alleged charges by his partner. It was reported that the 22-year-old is planning to get married following his release from prison. The forward and his girlfriend are currently together in Spain, where the former English international is looking to rebuild his reputation.
Manchester United and the winger mutually agreed on a loan deal to Getafe, which has turned out to be an excellent decision for all parties, including the player and his partner. He was forced to move away after a strong backlash from the fans, and the same story followed in Spain in his initial days, with opposition supporters from Athletic Bilbao and Osasuna.
The 22-year-old had made 129 appearances for the Red Devils since breaking into the first team through the youth set-up. His talents were even praised by Sir Alex Ferguson and Jose Mourinho following his impressive start for the Premier League side. However, things turned downhill after his arrest in 2022.
Greenwood seemingly appears to have established his foothold in Spain, with nine appearances for his La Liga side so far this season. He even bagged three assists and a recent goal, a trademark left-footed long-range screamer. His key performance gathered praise from fans and on social media as they beat UD Almeria on Saturday with a 2-1 scoreline.
Nike clarifies their stand on Mason Greenwood sponsorship
The famous sports brand Nike represents big names from the soccer world, such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Kylian Mbappe, Bruno Fernandes, and many more stars. Mason Greenwood was signed as their athlete, but the police investigation led the brand to terminate the contract a year ago. Recently, the brand cleared the air on its partnership with him.
In an Instagram post, Mason Greenwood posed wearing the Nike Air Max 97s and uploaded a snap featuring various Nike sneakers in the bag. In one of the posts, he showed off a pair of £9,000 worth of Pure Platinum Nike Dunk Lows, raising speculation about his link with the brand. However, the brand has come out, denying the rumors. One of their spokespersons said, ‘Mason Greenwood is no longer a Nike athlete,’ emphasizing that they have no relation with the forward.
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