Juan Mata 'reaches free transfer agreement with Galatasaray'

Juan Mata ‘reaches free transfer agreement with Galatasaray’ after leaving Manchester United this summer… as the Turkish giants get ready to announce Mauro Icardi’s loan deal from PSG

  • Juan Mata has reportedly agreed to sign for Galatasaray on a free transfer
  • The Spaniard called an end to his eight-year spell at Manchester United in June
  • Galatasaray are close to announcing the loan signing of Mauro Icardi from PSG
  • The Argentine touched down in Istanbul on Wednesday to finalise the loan deal 

Juan Mata is set to sign for Galatasaray on a free transfer having agreed personal terms with the Turkish side, according to reports.

The Spanish playmaker, who called an end to his eight-year spell with Manchester United at the end of June, will reportedly arrive in Istanbul this week before Galatasaray announces the signing.

Mata featured in 285 matches during his time at Old Trafford, scoring 51 and assisting 47 under managers David Moyes, Louis van Gaal, Jose Mourinho, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Michael Carrick and Ralf Rangnick. 

Juan Mata is ‘set to sign for Galatasaray on a free transfer having agreed terms with the club’

The midfielder called an end to his Manchester United career in June after an eight-year spell

During his time with the Red Devils, the 2010 World Cup winner also claimed an FA Cup, League Cup and Europa League trophy.

According to AS, the 34-year-old is now ready to begin a new chapter in Turkey.

The Galatasaray chiefs have made a handful of high-profile signings this summer in a bid to rectify the team’s poor top flight performance last campaign.

The Turkish side ended the season in 13th place, marking the club’s lowest league finish since the introduction of the Super Lig in 1959.

Mauro Icardi was in Istanbul on Wednesday completing his loan move to Galatasaray from PSG

Galatasaray have already signed Belgium star Dries Mertens, former Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira and Lyon right-back Leo Dubois, amongst other top flight talents across Europe.

The Turkish side are also on the brink of signing unsettled forward Mauro Icardi on loan from Paris Saint-Germain.

The Argentine striker touched down in Istanbul on Wednesday and Galatasaray are on the verge of announcing the signing.




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