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Juan Mata joins Galatasaray on one-year deal

Juan Mata has completed his move to Galatasaray.

The former Manchester United midfielder has signed a one-year contract with the Turkish giants after leaving Old Trafford following the expiration of his previous deal.

After being unveiled as a Galatasaray player, Mata said: “I feel good. I am excited and very motivated. I’m grateful for being here. Everyone is being very friendly. I can’t wait to win with Galatasaray.

“Everyone told me what a nice atmosphere this place has. I’m waiting for the moment when I will experience this. I can’t wait to fight in front of our fans. Galatasaray is the team with the greatest success in Turkey. It is also a club that has a place in the history of football. Thank you everyone for the warm welcome.”

Mata made 285 appearances for United, scoring 51 goals and providing 47 assists.

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