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Arsenal Target Makes It Perfectly Clear He Wants £17m Emirates Move: Spanish International Mata Drops Massive Hint

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Spain's national soccer player Juan Manuel Mata attends a news conference at the Spanish Soccer Federation headquarters in Las Rozas, outside Madrid, June 6, 2010. REUTERS/Susana Vera (SPAIN - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)

Valencia attacker Juan Mata has revealed that he would be very interested in a move to Arsenal this summer. The Valencia man is currently on World Cup duty but appears to be ready to discuss his future and looks ready to leave the Mestalla after three years.

The 22 year old adaptable pint sized Spanish international can be used as part of a two man attack but also out wide on either wing a position he excels due to his magnificent turn of pace. His La Liga employers are in dire financial straits and even though the club have sold David Villa to Barcelona for £34m they still appear to need to come up with funds, even though they managed to qualify for the Champions League thanks to a hard fought contest for third spot.

“I don’t know if I’ll be sold, it depends on the economic situation of the club, which right now isn’t so good. In the summer we have to raise a lot of money, and there is a possibility that they may have to sell players, I admire Arsenal and the philosophy that the young players have.” (Four Four Two)

Arsene Wenger may well be tempted to take Mata up on his offer as in many ways the former Real Madrid youth team player has the qualities he looks for in his attacking positions. He has a good footballing brain and is excellent at finding space off the ball and breaking at speed. He could be very useful to the north London side as they look to improve their attacking options this summer.

The £17m rated player has also been linked with a move to Anfield but it seems highly unlikely that Liverpool have the money to buy at the moment and without a manager in place a signing seems even less of a possibility.

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