Saturday, 4 July 2009

Agent Mata confirms Barcelona interest

Asked about the rumours linking Valencia left wing attacker and Spanish international Juan Mata (21) with a move to Barcelona (read more here), the player's father and agent Juan Manuel Mata has confirmed the interest in an interview with Catalan sports paper El Mundo Deportivo:

"I know about the interest of Barça because Valencia president Llorente told me about it. He said that both Barça and Madrid want him but that he's not going to sell. But in football, things can change in a week or in one day. As far as I know there could have been a joint bid for Villa and Mata and individual bids for each of them. That's what it seems like to me.

I've also been a football player and I can assure you that every player would like to play in a top team where they can win everything. And everybody also wants to get a better financial deal. I don't want to talk about the last renewal offer we received from Valencia, otherwise I could say stupid things."

* Juan Manuel Mata repeated in an interview with Spanish radio station Cadena Ser that Barcelona has made two concrete offers: "I know of the interest of Barça because Valencia confirmed this to me. But the club says they won't sell to anybody. They're not willing to listen to offers for their players, and certainly not for Mata. Now there seem to be a new offer. The first one was an offer for him and Villa and now there's one only for him."

Asked about the first renewal offer he yesterday received from Valencia, Juan Manuel Mata said in an interview with Valencia regional newspaper Las Provincias that this offer is clearly not enough: "It's not at all what we thought it would be, although I want to stress that the boy is feeling very comfortable and happy in Valencia. I'll meet with Valencia next weeek to discuss things." *

Read more:
Valencia rejects offers for Mata
Next season's team (3)
Van Persie, Malouda and Mata next on the list


groga said...

Guess the guy just wants his son to be offered a better contract.

NouBarca said...

How can he want more money @ 21? He is ungreatful

d dreamer said...

RMadrid sign Kaka and Ronalda for one week and we cant sign Felipe and Keirrison for 3 weeks.. Txiki must start working

Unknown said...

I have never wathed Mata would he start for us i have only seen him ply for spain.

skanjos said...

i really hope we sign mata together with villa,i hope they can find a deal with valencia although their president is a little $!@#%#%.

i think if a deal of 55-60mil plus the loans of keirrison and caceres and we can get both ,then we only need a lb, we can avoid the midfielder cause iniesta wont have to play lf,and dont forget messi/hleb can play amc too,also we have thiago,for dm we have busquets/keita/toure/marquez and xavi can cover in need he knows the position,also i bet pique and henrique can play dm too.

so in the end i think we need 3 players a striker a LF and a LB,and if a deal with valencia goes through we will only need one.lets hope we have positive news in the next days ...

Anonymous said...

exactly my thoughts skanjos but I am not the biggest fan of mata, I prefer silva from valencia. but I think there are many great players for that position to try to sign two players from very expensive ventures like Valencia. besides, honestly, I would seriously go for the Napoli guy Lavezzi, he will ocst around 40 m too and he can cover both positions. and I bet we can finish the deal of zarate for less money even.

Anonymous said...

Arshavin too.. and I believe Mancini of Intermilan is a very cheap nice sub signing, and if he is in form he will put Henry on the bench.

Xaviniesta said...

valencia couldnt have offered much in the renewal considering their the financial bind there in. not sure its true but i read somewhere he earned just around 600,000 + incentives last year. itd be great if we get him hes a good LW, can be play 2nd striker, not bad on the right either.

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