Juan Mata Rejects Incredible Offer In Transfer Window To 'Win A Title' At Manchester United This Season
Mata, who has yet to make a Premier League appearance this season, has featured in two Carabao Cup clashes against Brighton and Luton Town, where he undoubtedly impressed but a permanent place in the starting XI remains unlikely.
In fact, the 32-year-old is far from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's first choice in attacking areas.
He is currently behind the likes of Bruno Fernandes and Mason Greenwood in the overall pecking order and realistically, Mata will have to settle for appearances in cup competitions.
But despite all of this, the former Chelsea midfielder has pledged his future to the Reds after being offered a stunning contract from a club in Saudi Arabia.
The Saudi club initially came in with a €16 million-a-year offer, which was swiftly rejected by Mata's father, who is also his agent. They then increased that offer to €20 million, according to Spanish publication AS.
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That mega-money contract offer was once again rejected by Mata's people, who thanked them for their interest but insisted the player wanted to stay in Manchester so he can continue competing at the top level.
He is also convinced that United can win a title this season.
Juan Mata in games he's started since the beginning of the 2019/20 season:- UtdArena (@utdarena) October 1, 2020
:busts_in_silhouette: - 23 starts
:alarm_clock: - 1,902 minutes (82:42 per start)
:soccer: - 5 goals
:dart: - 8 assists
- 0.62 goal contributions per 90
They have come against weaker opposition but he's been valuable as a second teamer. pic.twitter.com/lNNr2gkb1u
It was revealed earlier this year that Mata was the highest paid substitute in the Premier League last season with his reported £160,000-per-week contract.
Do you think he has made the right decision to stay at Old Trafford? Or should he have gone elsewhere to try and get more first team football?
Let us know in the comments.