This Man United player joins Mesut Ozil in rejecting Saudi Arabia offer


Man United star Juan Mata is the latest to be reported to have rejected a huge offer from an unnamed Saudi Arabia club for a move away from the Old Trafford.

It is reported that the club had offered a whopping £18 million yearly contract to Juan Mata but he rejected the proposal on the ground that he wants to remain in England with Man United.

It is evident from what has happened so far this season that Juan Mata might not get the appearances he expects to have as he has only been limited to EFL Cup games with three Premier League games already played.

With his deal set to expire next summer and Man United having the option to trigger his stay for another year, it is expected that the 32-year-old leave the club for a new challenge and a less stressful as that of the Premier League.

This opportunity has been presented to him with an £18 million per year deal which is an improvement from the initial offer of £11.5 million from the same Saud Arabia club.

Juan Mata is the latest to have rejected an offer from Saudi Arabia with Arsenal outcast, Mesut Ozil also reported to have done the same by insisting on staying with Arsenal to see out his contract.


Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.