Former Manchester United midfielder joins Turkish side Galatasaray on a two year permanent deal after becoming free agent in the summer.
Galatasaray’s Transfer News
Turkish giants have managed to seal the signature of Juan Mata this week after signing Mauro Icardi on loan, Galatasaray’s transfer activity this week has been immense as the have strengthened their squad upfront in attack with the likes of Icardi and Spanish playmaker Juan Mata
The El mago has joined the Turkish side on a two year deal after becoming a free agent as he breaks silence over his late Premier league exit. The deal was confirmed this week, the midfield maestro has joined the club for 1.9 million euros and the second year in the deal is optional. The player was even pictured travelling to Istanbul this Thursday on a jet with a Galatasaray flag wrapped around his neck.
Mata on joining the Turkish Giants
“ I feel so good. I am excited and very motivated. I’m grateful for being here. Everyone is being very friendly. I can’t wait to win with Galatasaray. Everyone told me what a nice atmosphere this place has. I am waiting for the moment when I will experience this. I can’t wait to fight in front of our fans. Galatasaray is the team with the greatest success in Turkey. It is also a club that has a place in history of football. Thank you everyone for the warm welcome.”
El Mago’s Time at United
The number 8 at Manchester United had managed to make 285 appearances for the club , contributing 51 goals and 47 assists. The Spanish had joined the red devils in 2014 from rivals Chelsea after winning everything – the World Cup, Champions league and the premier league but was hungry for more . In his tenure at United he won the FA cup, League Cup and the Europa league which completed his European Trophy collection too.