Juan Mata to join Arsenal in the summer as free agent

Juan Mata to join Arsenal in the summer as free agent

Manchester United ace Juan Mata is set to leave the club for free in the summer and join rivals Arsenal.

Despite the Spaniard scoring spectacular goals in the past few weeks, is out of contract in the summer, having been at Old Trafford since 2014 after a move from Chelsea.

Juan Mata joined United from Chelsea for a then club record £37.1m fee.

He has scored 42 goals in 198 appearances for the Red Devils, with three of his strikes coming this term.

According to talkSPORT host Adrian Durham, the World Cup and European Championship winner will leave in the summer and will be reunited with Unai Emery at the Emirates Stadium.

Presenting the Drivetime show alongside Jason Cundy, Durham said: “I thought we were going to do a Juan Mata love-in right.

“I thought we were doing an appreciation hour for Juan Mata. After I said this, just a couple of minutes ago, just had a message going: ‘He’s going to Arsenal on a free’.

“We can’t do this anymore if he’s going to Arsenal. We all love him now, but who is going to love him when he goes to Arsenal?

“He’s going to be going to Arsenal on a free! He was with [Unai] Emery on a free wasn’t he, so he’s going to Arsenal on a free because he is out of contract in the summer.”

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He added: “This is breaking news, Juan Mata is going to Arsenal.

“This is what I have heard, it is not official. My sources close to the club have said he is going to Arsenal on a free.

“By the way, when it happens, you can all ring up and say ‘We doubted you but, as ever, you were right.’”

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