English Premier League (EPL) club Manchester United’s two senior players could depart the club in the upcoming summer transfer window. Rumors have ignited that both Juan Mata and Michael Carrick may choose to move to greener pastures.
Barcelona coach Luis Enrique is interested in adding Juan Mata to his list of amazing footballers. The Spaniard is “keen” on signing the Manchester United playmaker, according to Spanish news outlet Don Balon.
Mata has suffered with inconsistent performances under Dutch manager Luis Van Gaal. According to reports, United will be interested to listen to offers for the midfielder.
Former United manager David Moyes signed Mata from Chelsea for £37.1 million ($53 million) in 2014. Mata previously played for Valencia in the La Liga and left his homeland for Chelsea in 2011.
Mata remains an important player for Van Gaal. However, the Spaniard has failed to adjust to Van Gaal’s defensive football and at times is seen frustrated.
Although Don Balon claims of the footballer’s transfer to Barcelona next summer, Mata himself has constantly claimed that he loves playing in England. He has encouraged other players to play in England for at least one season.
“I enjoy everything about football in this country. I think its great experience to play football here and I always say the same. I would advise any player in the world to play in the Premier League for at least one season.” Mata said, as reported by manutd.com.
According to the comments made by the Spaniard it seems unlikely that he will be moving outside England soon.
Only time will tell whether Mata will depart United or not. One player on the other hand who is sure to leave Old Trafford at the end of this season is Carrick.
Carrick is out of contract next summer and the midfielder is “willing to listen to offers”, according to The Sun.
Newcastle United and Paris Saint-Germain are the clubs interested in signing Carrick. Since this is Carrick’s final season with United, he can sign a pre-contract with any club according to the Bosman Rule.
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