Old Trafford side seal deal to sign Stamford Bridge star.
Man United have officially completed a £37.1m deal to sign Chelsea playmaker Juan Mata.
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David Moyes has brought in the 25 year old Spaniard to help add some much needed creativity to his midfield and the World Cup winner is understandably overjoyed at securing a move to Old Trafford, stating;
“I am thrilled to be joining United. I have enjoyed some very happy years at Chelsea but the time has come for a new challenge. United is the perfect place for me and I am excited at the chance I have to be part of the next phase in the club’s history.
“Chelsea is a top club and I have many friends there but you cannot turn down the chance to join Manchester United. I look forward to helping the manager and the team be successful in the coming years.”
David Moyes underlined the ability Mata has in the final third and hopes that the addition of the former Valencia man can boost his side’s push for a top four finish
“Juan is one of the finest playmakers in the game today and it’s a real pleasure to have secured his signature. He’s been instrumental in Chelsea’s recent success, with a notable 28 assists and 32 goals in his last two Premier League seasons.
“I have been impressed with the excitement he has shown to be part of the new Manchester United. I know our fans have admired Juan for some time now – he has always played well against us – and I know they will be delighted to see him in the red of United, starting on Tuesday.”
Mata completed his medical with Man United earlier today and becomes Moyes’s second high profile addition following the summer capture of Marouane Fellaini.
Chelsea look set to complete a deal to sign Mata’s replacement in the form of Egyptian international Mohamed Salah who is expected to seal his move from FC Basel in the next day or two.
Mata had started only half of Chelsea’s 22 Premier League fixtures this season with Blues boss Jose Mourinho opting to use the likes of Eden Hazard, Oscar and Willian ahead of the pint sized attacking midfielder.
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