Friday, January 24, 2014
Juan Mata to Manchester United: Red Devils Sign Chelsea Star
After struggling to get onto the pitch for Chelsea throughout the first half of the English Premier League season, Juan Mata has transferred to Manchester United. United will reportedly hand over £37m for the Spain international, far exceeding their previous club record of £30.75m they spent on Dimitar Berbatov in 2008.
Things are going in a good direction. We allowed Juan to travel and have a medical and I think sooner rather than later things will be finalized. He's a fantastic player and despite not playing a lot for us in the last period could be a very important player for us. But Juan had this fantastic opportunity for him. It's what he wants. It's what he asked us to accept. Chelsea Football Club is proud to act this way, in an open way, in a human way.