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In the news today:
Popular Spanish media outlet, Marca, it is suggested that the deal taking Juan Mata from Valencia to Arsenal is merely days away.
It’s been acknowledged that Mata has a £17.5m release fee in his contract which Arsenal have met, and Mata will discuss personal terms and have a medical before wrapping up the move. Metro say that Mata is ‘set to make a decision before the end of the month’.
Mata, who won the European U21 Championship this summer to add to his World Cup last year, is highly-rated and has been likened to former team-mate, David Silva.
Having graduated form Real Madrid’s prestigious academy, he moved to Valencia in 2007 and ‘carved a niche on Valencia’s first eleven’ (Wikipedia).