Juan Mata to join Arsenal as free agent
Manchester United ace, Juan Mata who scored a magnificent free-kick in Wednesday’s Champions League win at Juventus, is likely to join Arsenal as free agent.
Nothing is official yet, and this is according to talkSPORT host Adrian Durham, who revealed live on air that his sources have informed him the 30-year-old Spaniard will be reunited with Unai Emery at the Emirates Stadium.
Mata, is out of contact at the end of the season and is yet to open extension talks with the club.
“I thought we were doing an appreciation hour for Juan Mata. After I said this, just a couple of minutes ago, just had a message going: ‘He’s going to Arsenal on a free’.
“We can’t do this anymore, if he’s going to Arsenal. We all love him now, but who is going to love him when he goes to Arsenal?
“He’s going to be going to Arsenal on a free! He was with [Unai] Emery on a free wasn’t he, so he’s going to Arsenal on a free because he is out of contract in the summer.”
He added: “This is breaking news, Juan Mata is going to Arsenal.
“This is what I have heard, it is not official. My sources close to the club have said he is going to Arsenal on a free.
“By the way, when it happens, you can all ring up and say ‘We doubted you but, as ever, you were right.’”
Mata joined United from Chelsea for a then club record £37.1m fee.
He has scored 42 goals in 198 appearances for the Red Devils, with three of his strikes coming this term.