- Juan Mata is nearing a new Manchester United deal after positive talks last week
- The 30-year-old Mata joined the Red Devils five-year ago from Chelsea
- Mata is expected to pocket around £170,000-a-week when he finally signs the dotted lines
Juan Mata is set to sign a new deal in the coming days with Manchester United after positive discussions between his representatives and club’s chiefs last week.
According to UK Sun reports, the Spaniard who joined the Red Devils five-year ago from Chelsea, is expected to run out of contract at Old Trafford by the end of the 2018-19 campaign.
Already, Mata was linked with potential suitors within and outside the Premier League, but the highly-skillful held talks concerning his future with United interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Latest report coming out of the Premier League outfit suggest the Red Devils eggheads are ready to offer the 30-year-old Mata a new 12-month deal.
And it is believed to have an option for an additional year that will run into 2021.
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“Mata has had to wait his turn but it looks like the offer is there now.
“Ole has told the board what he wants to happen. There have been others ahead of him but he is top of the queue now.
“He wants to continue his time here. There is interest elsewhere but he is happy and wants to stay long-term,” a Manchester United source was quoted as saying.
Interestingly, Mata’s father Juan Snr, who also doubles as his agent has also held talks with Old Trafford chiefs over the new deal.
The recuperating Mata, who cropped an injured against Liverpool last weekend is looking at pocketing around £170,000-a-week when he finally signs the dotted lines.
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Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Romelu Lukaku has tipped teammate Luke Shaw as the best player in the squad as he hailed the massive turnaround in defence under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The caretaker manager has proven all critics wrong since his appointment as the Red Devils' boss winning 11 of his first 14 games.
The Norwegian boss brought back United's attacking style of football which has resulted into team conceding nine goals in 14 games.