Juan Mata possible January transfer target for Sevilla – report

by Sam Peoples

Juan Mata is being monitored by Sevilla ahead of a possible January transfer move, reports The Mirror.

The 26-year-old hasn’t been a regular starter under Louis van Gaal until recently when he has hit a run of good form and it has led to questions being asked over whether Van Gaal sees him as a long-term member of his squad.

Given that United spent £37.5m on Mata less than 12 months ago, Sevilla would have to pay a substantial amount to sign him. He may have been in and out of the team in his first year but he has a decent goalscoring and assists return given his match time.

Mata’s recent form has seen him force his way back into Van Gaal’s starting XI and the Spaniard has been massively influential in the good football United have played as his passing ability has flourished alongside Ander Herrera and Michael Carrick.

There’s no doubt that more United players will leave the club over the next few transfer windows as Van Gaal continues to shape his squad. If United’s boss doesn’t feel Mata is suitable in long term then maybe he could leave Old Trafford but given that he has already asserted himself as a fans’ favourite, fans may well be against that.

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