The Spaniard could move to Turkey to play when coach Ole Solskjaer made a plan to rejuvenate the Man Utd squad.
According to Sansursuz Futbol, Juan Mata is “eager” to leave Old Trafford to join Fenerbahce at the Turkish National Championship. Coach Solskjaer is in the process of restructuring and rejuvenating the squad. Meanwhile, Mata is one of the older players.
The 32-year-old midfielder is still given the opportunity by the Norwegian strategist, but his fewer minutes to play after the presence of Bruno Fernandes. The Portuguese player made a big impact at Old Trafford and became the irreplaceable element of the current Man Utd.
Juan Mata no longer holds the number one position at Man Utd
Mata can also play in the right corridor, like the Norwich win in the FA Cup quarter-finals, but Solskjaer’s favorite attackers are Anthony Trio, Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood.
The former Chelsea midfielder has 23 starting kicks this season, but 12 of them are cup matches. Experts and Man Utd fans expect the Norwegian strategist to combine Paul Pogba and Fernandes in the “Reds” midfield. That is also the reason why Mata’s chances of playing are increasingly narrowed.
However, he still has a contract until June 2021 with the option to extend the year. If you want to recruit Mata, Fenerbahce will have to pay a fee. The departure of the Spanish midfielder also provides an opportunity for Man Utd to recruit young and quality players like James Maddison or Jadon Sancho.
Since moving to Old Trafford from Chelsea for a fee of £ 37.1 million in 2014, Mata has played a total of 252 matches so far. He contributed to the “Red Devils” 48 goals and 42 assists after more than 6 seasons.
The Spanish midfielder started his career at Real Oviedo before moving to Real Madrid in 2003. Here, he played a season for Real Madrid B and became the club’s second best striker with nine goals. , just after Alvaro Negredo. However, Mata decided to move to Valencia in 2007 when he was unable to compete for the first team position.
The midfielder in 1988 shone in Valencia and was recruited by Chelsea in 2011. He contributed greatly to help the Stamford Bridge team win the Champions League in the first season of joining the club. In 2014, Mata left Chelsea to join Man Utd and stick with Old Trafford until now.