Valencia had previously said that they were not going to sell their star player Juan Mata as Arsenal were reportedly tracking him. But now the Spanish club have come out and said that they are willing to listen to offers for Mata.
“The possibility exists that Mata will leave the club,” Valencia manager Unai Emery told Marca.
“We want him to stay and Mata has also expressed his desire to stay at Valencia, but at the same time we cannot stop a player who really wants to leave for money or for a bigger club. So, if there is a large financial offer from any club, that is good for both us and him, we will have to let him leave.”
Now this has opened the door for Arsenal to go in and sign Mata. It would soften the blow of losing Fabregas who are believe will be a Barcelona player by 1 August. Mata could easily come into the Arsenal side and his style of play is similar to the way Wenger wants the side to pay. With the money raised from the Fabregas sale we could easily buy Mata as it is thought that an offer of £23million would be enough to get Valencia to sell.
Wenger must act quickly now and not beat around the bush when it comes to this deal. We need a big name signing this summer and Mata is just the man to provide that.