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Manchester United Maestro Juan Mata to Move Back to Valencia?

Mata Valencia, Football Express

Juan Mata has reportedly attracted Valencia for a move back to La Liga. The 32-year-old midfielder is one of the players who is leaving Manchester United in the summer.

The Spaniard has just made 12 appearances for Manchester United scoring only two goals this season. However, many clubs like his former club Valencia, Real Betis, Real Sociedad as well as Italian heavyweights AS Roma, Juventus and Inter Milan are interested in the transfer.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to sign a center-back, a right-winger, a defensive midfielder, and a center-forward this summer transfer window. Thus, players like Mata, Phil Jones, and Jesse Lingard might be moving away from Old Trafford. Mata’s contract expires on June 30, 2021.

Juan Mata – the unfinished business at Valencia

Juan Mata joined Manchester United from Chelsea in 2014 when David Moyes was their manager. However, his time initially wasn’t good by then scoring just 6 goals in 15 appearances.

He was one of the best players for the then Chelsea managed by the ‘Special One’. He won 1 Champions League, 1 Europa League, and a FA Cup at Stamford Bridge scoring 33 goals in 135 appearances.

Similar to his first season at Old Trafford, he is facing a lack of playing time, now under a different manager. Mata is currently available for a transfer fee of around £10 million and Valencia would be a great option for him.

However, the Spanish club are in miserable form sitting at 12th position in La Liga. The other destinations in Spain could be Real Betis or Real Sociedad. The latter club would be a great option to play alongside former Manchester City maestro, David Silva.

Also, currently, the Red Devils are thinking about an option to extend his stay by 12 months along with his teammate, Edinson Cavani. The Red Devils face a tough test against Italian giants AC Milan in the UEFA Europa League.

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