Valencia join Real Madrid in race to sign Juan Mata

Published Add your comment

La Liga outfit Valencia want to re-sign Chelsea midfielder Juan Mata on a temporary deal, according to Portuguese journalist Gonçalo Lopes.

Mata spent four years at the Mestalla before sealing a £24million move to Stamford Bridge on a five-year deal in 2011.

The diminutive Spaniard became an instant hit in the blue half of west London - winning Chelsea's Player of the Year award during his first two seasons in the Premier League.

However the 25-year-old has fallen out of favour under Jose Mourinho, as the Portuguese tactician believes Mata needs to improve on the defensive side of his game.

Chelsea boss Mourinho has often opted to start the likes of Eden Hazard, Oscar and Willian ahead of Mata.

Mata, who has been linked with a move away from the Bridge ever since Mourinho was named Blues manager, will be desperate to play first-team football between now and the summer in order to tie down a spot in Vicente del Bosque's Spain squad.

Chelsea are unwilling to sell or loan Mata to a Premier League rival - but may let the winger leave for Spain on a temporary basis.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Premier League
Juan Mata

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again