Newcastle reportedly facing Galatasaray competition for Juan Mata

Juan Mata of Manchester United during the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and Manchester United at John Smith's Stadium on May 05, 2019 in Huddersfield, United Kingdom.

Manchester United’s Juan Mata is reportedly on the radar of Newcastle United and Galatasaray.

Juan Mata of Manchester United during the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and Manchester United at John Smith's Stadium on May 05, 2019 in Huddersfield, United Kingdom.

Newcastle United reportedly targeting Juan Mata is quite ambitious, but manager Rafael Benitez’s task of convincing the Manchester United attacking midfielder to move to St. James’ Park has just become harder with the reported joining of Turkish giants Galatasaray to the race.

According to The Sun, Newcastle are interested in signing Mata in the summer transfer window.

The Spain international attacking midfielder is leaving Premier League giants United this month and is available on a free transfer.

 

Benitez wants to bring the 31-year-old to St. James’ Park if he stays on as the Newcastle manager.

The Spaniard is out of contract at the Magpies this summer, and no new deal is in place.

However, Newcastle are facing competition from Turkish giants Galatasaray, according to a new report.

Juninho Bacuna of Huddersfield Town, Juan Mata and Victor Lindelof of Manchester United during the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and Manchester United at John Smith's...

According to fotomac.com, Galatasaray want to sign Mata on a free transfer this summer.

Fatih Terim’s side won the Turkish Super Lig this season and will feature in the group stage of the 2019-20 Champions League campaign.

Juan Mata of Manchester United in action during the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and Manchester United at John Smith's Stadium on May 05, 2019 in Huddersfield, United...

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