Juan Mata's father reveals where midfielder stands on Manchester United future
Juan Mata’s father has revealed that the Manchester United midfielder is weighing up whether to stay at Old Trafford or accept an offer from another top European team.
The Spaniard’s contract with the Red Devils expires in the summer and he is yet to agree terms for a new deal with the club.
The 30-year-old’s demand for a two-year contract is said to be the main obstacle in negotiations, but his father outlined that the midfielder has several enticing options on the table.
"Manchester United have offered to renew, we are very happy," Juan Mata Senior told Cadena SER (opens in new tab) .
"But there are proposals from Champions League teams. Spain, maybe, but today is not the day to talk, it is not yet decided."
Asked about the possibility of a move to cross-city rivals Manchester City, Mata Sr. replied: “It would not be the ideal option.”
The former Chelsea midfielder has scored five goals in 29 appearances in all competitions for United this season.
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Alasdair Mackenzie is a freelance journalist based in Rome, and a FourFourTwo contributor since 2015. When not pulling on the FFT shirt, he can be found at Reuters, The Times and the i. An Italophile since growing up on a diet of Football Italia on Channel 4, he now counts himself among thousands of fans sharing a passion for Ross County and Lazio.