Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata looks set to leave Old Trafford this summer.
The creative midfielder will be out of contract at the end of the season and after failing to convince interim manager Ralf Rangnick that he deserves to be a regular in United’s squad, now looks nailed on to leave in the summer.
Since joining the club all the way back in 2014, Mata has been a good servant to the club.
After featuring in 277 matches, in all competitions, the former Spain international has directly contributed to an impressive 98 goals along the way.
However, after appearing in just four games this season, with none of those appearances coming in the Premier League, Mata’s services are now being sounded out from clubs in Spain.
That’s according to a recent report from The Athletic, who claim the 33-year-old World Cup winner is considering his options but hasn’t ruled out the possibility of playing in a country outside both England and Spain.
Discussing recently what this summer’s transfer window could have in store for players who are going to be out of contract, Rangnick, as quoted by MEN, said: “I don’t know. It’s far too early to speak about that.
“It’s also a question of what the players want and how does the club see it but these are not any interesting topics or issues for us right now.
“For us right now it’s to get the best out of the season and this is in the interests of the club, the fans, our current coaching staff but also the players.
“Even if they want to leave at the end of the season they have the chance to get a new offer from any other club, including Manchester United, and it is much bigger and much higher if they do well, play well and if we are being successful.”