Roma linked with a move for Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata

Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata has emerged as a surprise target for Roma in the summer transfer window.

According to the football transfer rumours in Italian Media (Calciomercato), Roma are linked with a move for Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata.

The Spain international has joined Manchester United from Chelsea for a fee in the region of 45 million euros in January 2014. The 29-year-old has a valid contract with Manchester United until June 2018.

Mata has played 146 times for Manchester United since signing from Chelsea, scoring 36 goals and creating 26 assists in that time.

 

Juan Mata
Juan Mata

 

Juan Mata has represented Spain at Under-16, Under-17, Under-19, Under-20, Under-21 and Under-23 level, winning 45 caps and scoring 23 goals, before making his senior international debut in March 2009. As a member of Spain national football team, Juan Mata has won 41 caps and has scored 10 goals.

Adding a midfielder remains Roma’s top priority this summer and Roma sporting director Monchi will have drafted a shortlist of a number of possible targets he could approach in the coming weeks.

Monchi is a long term admirer of Juan Mata and believes he can get the most out of the Spain international. He wants to continue to strengthening his squad so they’re able to compete both domestically and in the Champions League next season.

Roma are desperate to make an impact in this summer transfer window.

 

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The Spain international would be a versatile addition for the Roma, having featured at attacking midfield, right wing and in a left wing role.

With questions being raised concerning Riyad Mahrez’s transfer from Leicester City, the Roma sporting director could well look to Juan Mata as an ideal replacement.

How strong that interest is and whether Roma will make a summer move remains to be seen but it is certainly one worth keeping an eye on.

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