Everyone loves them some Juan Mata, though the Spaniard apparently has a big-money offer from Saudi Arabia on the table…
The loveable attacking midfielder hasn’t featured in any of Manchester United’s opening three Premier League games this season. While you get the overall feeling he’s only still at the club due to his maturity and experience.
Well, the chance for Mata to leave Old Trafford may just be on the horizon… In a mega-money deal.
The story comes from The Transfer Window podcast. They’re claiming that the United star has been offered a lucrative deal to play in the Middle East.
Although the Saudi Arabian club cannot be named at this time, Mata would be offered a deal worth $15m (£11.5m) net. He’d also pay no tax on those wages should the deal happen.
What’s interesting is that The Transfer Window podcast host, Ian McGarry, believes Mata’s agent is confident that United would let him leave for free. On a ‘freedom of contract’ basis, after the former Chelsea man only recently signed a new deal.
It wasn’t too long ago when we were covering claims linking Mata with a move to Fenerbahce. Which does give off the impression that United would be open to letting their number eight leave the club.
At this stage, no formal offer has been made by the Saudi Arabian club, with United apparently ‘unaware’ in regards to the deal at this point. Mata’s agent (and father) is looking to keep this deal under wraps until the official moves are starting to be made.
If Mata wants the move, I think we have to respect his wishes. He has been a great servant to United and keeping him against his will just wouldn’t sit right with me.
However, United have recently done similar with Sergio Romero, so I wouldn’t be surprised to see the Red Devils just ignore what the player wants, which obviously isn’t ideal…