Image: Juan Mata in action for Manchester United.Following Jose Mourinho's arrival as the new manager at Old Trafford, the player who left Chelsea under controversial circumstances with the Portuguese as coach in 2014, is expected to take a leave sooner than later. Reports say the Spanish player is about signing a contract that will facilitate a move to Camp Nou this summer.
Mata left Chelsea for Manchester United in January 2014 after falling out of Mourinho’s favour. How sad it is to be at a crossroads with one’s nemesis a second time.
The Spain international has has been very close to signing for Barcelona on several occasions but any previous speculations would be right this time. He has no future at Old Trafford with ‘The Special One’ as coach.
Reports confirm that no real transfer fee has been suggested but Mundo Deprotivo says Mata could cost anything around the €45m Manchester United paid 18 months ago if the deal does go through.
Barca are said to prefer to sign a player who knows La Liga and the likes of Kevin Gameiro, Lucas Perez and Paco Alcacer have also been discussed, as has Sassuolo’s Domenico Berardi, even though he has no Primera experience.