FOOTBALL – Man United Mercato : An undesirable announced in Ligue 1
Like Ander Herrera at PSG, a midfielder at the end of his contract at Man United could arrive in Ligue 1 next season.
Man United soon to get rid of an undesirable
Currently seventh in the Premier League, Manchester United is not certain to play in the Champions League next season. While the end of the season is still unclear, the Reds Devils are getting ready for a very turbulent season. Ralf Rangnick has been in charge since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was ousted in November, and is expected to step down this summer. The Dutchman Erik Ten Hag, current coach of Ajax Amsterdam, is said to be in pole position to replace the German coach. Several departures within the Man United squad are also announced. At the end of his contract at United, Juan Mata will leave the club after eight years. The Spaniard’s contract had little chance of being extended.
Juan Mata in Ligue 1 this summer?
The versatile Spanish midfielder has been having a series of miserable seasons since Jose Mourinho‘s sacking in December 2019. This season, Juan Mata has not taken part in any Premier League game. He was content to play five games (177 minutes) between the Champions League, the FA Cup and the Carabao Cup. Given his situation, the international is doomed to a departure from United this summer. ESPN assures that the 2010 world champion is not lacking in touches. Clubs in Ligue 1, whose identity has not leaked, have already expressed their interest in the 33-year-old midfielder. In Italy, AC Milan and Inter are reportedly courting the Man United midfielder. He would not make a return to the fold his priority despite interest from Valencia CF and Real Oviedo.
Juan Mata had been recruited from Chelsea in 2014 for 44 million euros. The Spaniard totaled 278 games with the Reds Devils for 51 goals and 47 assists.