Manchester United are reportedly set to offer Juan Mata a new contract.
The Spaniard has been a mainstay at the Old Trafford club ever since his arrival from Chelsea in January 2014, back when he was signed by ex-boss David Moyes for a club record fee.
He has since made over 140 appearances for the Red Devils, and during their recent 0-0 draw against Crystal Palace in the Premier League, the playmaker reached a vital milestone.
On Saturday, Mata made his entry into the list of top 100 players to have made the most appearances for Manchester United in the club’s history.
When asked about this achievement, he replied: “The top 100? I didn’t know that! Of course it’s always great when you can play such a good amount of games for such a big club.”
The 30-year-old further added: “I feel very happy and very proud and hopefully I can play many more games.”
Mata’s current contract is set to expire at the end of the season, and that has, in return, attracted interest from several top European clubs, including Premier League outfit Arsenal and La Liga giants Atletico Madrid as well as Valencia.
But with this new deal, the Mancunians could very well secure the services of their experienced veteran until the summer of 2022.