Former Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata has finally found a new club, few months after departing Old Trafford.
The ex-Spanish international wave goodbye to Old Trafford this summer at the end of his deal having enjoyed a successful eight-and-a-half year spell with the Red Devils.
He has gone without a club over the past few months. However, as a free agent, he is able to negotiate with any club and he has finally settled on his next destination with Turkish Super League outfit Galatasaray.
A club statement read: “Official negotiations have started with the football player regarding the transfer of professional football player Juan Manuel Mata Garcia to our club.”
Following that, Mata was confirmed to have flown into Istanbul for further talks with Galatasaray with the two parties expected to thrash out a deal.
Should the 34-year-old’s move to the Nef Stadyumu be confirmed, then he will be joining a number of former Premier League players at the club. Former Crystal Palace defender Patrick van Aanholt and Swansea City striker Bafetimbi Gomis currently ply their trades for Galatasaray and have been joined by ex-Arsenal star Lucas Torreira – the Uruguayan completed a permanent move to the club this summer.
He could well be joined by a further number of familiar faces with Mauro Icardi, Milot Rashica and Caglar Soyuncu continuing to be linked with switches before the Turkish transfer window closes on Thursday.