Report claims Juan Mata’s preference regarding his future

Manchester United's Juan Mata with referee Mark Clattenburg

The Manchester United midfielder has been linked with a move to Everton in the summer transfer window.

Chelsea's Juan Mata (L) shakes hands with manager Jose Mourinho as he is substituted

Manchester United star Juan Mata would prefer a move to Spain in the summer transfer window, according to The Sun,

The Spain international attacking midfielder has been linked with a move to Everton this summer.

According to The Telegraph, Everton are interested in signing Mata from Premier League rivals United.

It has been reported that the 28-year-old is aware that he has no future at the Red Devils, who will have former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho in charge of the first team next season.

The Sun has claimed that Mata would prefer a move to Spain, with Valencia reported to be interested in securing his services this summer.

Manchester United's Juan Mata with referee Mark Clattenburg

“Meanwhile, Everton face a real struggle if they are to tempt Juan Mata from Manchester United,” states the report in The Sun.

“The £20m-rated midfielder will be allowed to leave now Jose Mourinho — who sold him to United from Chelsea — has arrived. Yet United sources insist Mata would far prefer a return to Spain, with Valencia a likelier option.”

Manchester United's Juan Mata reacts

Mata is one of the best attacking midfielders in the Premier League, and he would be a great signing for Everton.

The Toffees will be aiming to finish in the top six of the league table next season, and the Spaniard would play a key role.

However, the key question is whether the former Valencia star would consider making a move to Goodison Park.

After playing for Premier League giants Chelsea and United, Mata could consider switching to Everton a step down in his career.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho (L) shakes hands with Juan Mata after being substituted

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