Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata could see himself return to former club Valencia next summer.
The Spaniard has entered his final 12 months at Old Trafford, and is looking to get a new deal underway. But reports claim that the talks between the club and the player have stalled.
If something valuable doesn’t come Mata’s way, he could set his heart for a return to his former club Valencia, where he spent 4 seasons and scored 46 goals in 174 appearances.
The versatile playmaker made his name at the Spanish club, before moving to Chelsea in 2011. Valencia are currently said to be looking to reunite with Mata in order to bolster their squad.
The 30-year-old is vastly experienced, and has won a host of trophies in England, including a Champions League and two Europa League titles. Mata’s current wages are an issue for Valencia, which means they will have to wait until next term to get him.
Mata too, will be eager to lower his wages to go and continue playing every week at Los Che.
As per a report in The Sun, a close source of United has stated that the connection between Valencia and Mata is strong and that the club wants him.
“It is well known Juan is wanted by Valencia. There is a strong connection between the two. His deal is up next summer and it looks likely he’ll leave unless something changes soon,” the source revealed.
Mata has been trusted by Jose Mourinho since his arrival at the helm of the club, and it remains to be seen whether the relation can earn him a new contract. Perhaps performances this season could help the Spaniard achieve the same.