Juan Mata has seen his opportunities at Manchester United become even more limited following the arrivals of Bruno Fernandes and Donny van de Beek.
And now the former Chelsea star has been made a ‘lucrative’ offer to leave Old Trafford, with an undisclosed Saudi Arabian club keen to sign him.
Mata’s contract expires next summer, but his father and agent is reportedly confident that United would grant him an early exit.
Football consultant and transfer expert Ian McGarry has claimed that the Red Devils are yet to enter negotiations over a move, but an offer has been lodged.
McGarry said on the Transfer Window Podcast (via Express Sport): “We will start at Old Trafford with a shock move for fan favourite Juan Mata, who has been offered a very, very lucrative deal to move from Manchester to Saudi Arabia.
“It’s our understanding that the offer that Mata has is worth around $15million net per year to go and play in the Saudi Arabian league.
“It’s not at this moment in time that Manchester United have entered negotiations, we can’t disclose the name of the club at this moment in time.’’