Manchester United’s Juan Mata is linked with a move to Juventus
Juan Mata has been subject to transfer rumors for a while. The Spaniard is no longer guaranteed a starting berth at the club he joined earlier this year as Manchester United had a heavy conclusion to their summer transfer business and brought along the likes of Ángel Di María and Radamel Falcao. With the attack comprising of the mentioned duo, Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie, Ander Herrera and youngsters like Adnan Januzaj, speculation linking Mata with a move to his old ground of Valencia at some point during the next transfer window is not brewing up in papers.
Juventus are now reportedly interested in acquiring the services of the United player. The Italian champions want to lure the Spaniard to Italy and know they could be successful in doing so since the player can easily be dissatisfied with being marginalized in United’s recent plans. United have also been linked with Juve’s Arturo Vidal for a while now and perhaps might be interested in making a deal with the Italian side as it could help them get the commanding Chilean, whose presence in the midfield would certainly make them a better side. Juventus are said to be making a £20m winter transfer bid for Mata and if it materializes, it would be two high profile moves for the Spaniard in the winter transfer window. He joined Manchester United from Chelsea last January.
While rumors which arise after the end of a transfer window and a while before the beginning of another one are usually the ones who are not given much attention to, Juan Mata’s names coming up in these times has incidentally become a regular occurrence and if last season is anything to go by, United might as well be worried about losing their player.
It has been reported that old club Valencia are willing to offer £30m for the Spaniard’s services, a sum that should definitely get the Manchester United management interested. Mata would want a move too for emotional reasons as well as the chance of getting to play for a club regularly. Mata has in fact, also been linked with a move to Roma in a possible makeweight for Kevin Strootman.