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Man United on the verge of agreeing shock deal for Barca target



Breaking news from England suggest Manchester United are ready to offload mercurial winger Juan Mata. This news was revealed on Twitter by transfer guru Dean Jones, he claimed that Barcelona are keen to bring the 30-year-old to Spain.

Mata has had mixed spell under Mourinho with the Spaniard yet to command a spot in the first eleven consistently.

The Spanish international had been expected to remain at United for next season, but this latest report has cast doubts on his future.

Mata has been with the club since 2015 and has won three trophies with the English giants.  The Spain international has reportedly never had a close relationship with Mourinho with many believing he does not fit the manager style of play. Nothwisthanding the diminutive winger has managed to adapt to United’s style-of-play  at Old Trafford with the Spaniard becoming a fan favourite at the club.

Barcelona would be an ideal fit for the attacker though it remains to be seen if the Catalan giants can complete the deal. Mata’s exit could yet lead to an exodus of departures from Old Trafford. Sturdy midfielder Fellaini is expected to leave the club, and right back Darmian is set to sign for Juventus this summer. Also, French winger, Martial has also expressed his wish to leave the club this summer.

Mata known for his playmaking ability made 34 appearances last season scoring 3 goals and contributing 6 assists.


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