A page is turning this summer at Manchester United. The Red Devils want to part with at least six players, four of them coming to the end of their contracts. Juan Mata (33) is one of them. The Spaniard will leave Old Trafford in June after eight and a half seasons of loyal service.
And if retirement was mentioned for a time for the Iberian international (41 caps, 10 goals), confined to the bench this season (5 appearances in all competitions only), ESPN ensures that the left-hander has the firm intention to continue playing football and clearly feels capable of evolving in one of the big five championships.
Like Herrera in 2019
He is therefore looking for a new challenge to find a more regular playing time. And that’s good, because, still according to ESPN, it already has several options. Inter and AC Milan are on his trail, as are stables in Spain. Associated with Valencia CF or Real Oviedo, the 2010 world champion does not necessarily make a return home his priority.
A welcome window of opportunity for Ligue 1, because, indeed, according to ESPN, French clubs have come forward to recover the native of Burgos at the end of his lease at MU. Like what Paris SG did with Ander Herrera in 2019. No training name has yet filtered, but the ambition is there. Will the L1 manage to attract Juan Mata in its nets this summer?