We have to wait many weeks to see the transfer window open but the rumours are still arriving. Especially if we see Real Madrid struggling in these first months of competition. The British newspaper Express published the interest of Los Blancos in getting Juan Mata in the winter transfer window, especially now that the player is not enjoying many minutes with Manchester United.
Juan Mata was raised at Real Madrid and he has been linked with the club several times. However, he left the club when he was 18 and he triumphed with Valencia in La Liga. Then, he decided to move to the Premier League. He was successful at Chelsea until Mourinho’s arrival and he moved to Old Trafford. Some years later, the Portuguese arrived to Manchester, so Mata’s days at United seemed over, but Mourinho trusted him and put him in the pitch.
Now this situation has changed. Although Mata has played 8 games and 498 minutes in the Premier League, he has never played a full game. Besides, he made a mistake in the defeat against Huddersfield Town. As a result of this, Mata didn’t play against Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea, two key games for the Red Devils.
Mata’s contract with Manchester United expires in June 2018, so he should be already looking for a new club. The possibility of signing for Real Madrid appears there. Los Blancos have a lot of talented players in the midfield, like Marco Asensio or Isco, both with a similar profile, but Mata could be an interesting signing in this winter transfer window.
Florentino Pérez is trying to add Spanish players to the squad and Mata fits in the club’s culture. He was raised in the club and has a very good relationship with most of the players as he knows them for the Spanish national team. It could be another option in the attacking line that might be considered for the club.