Valencia Owner Peter Lim Welcomes Signing Of Juan Mata From Man Utd

Manchester United star Juan Mata may just be on his way back to Valencia, according to reports in Spain.

Owner Peter Lim has welcomed the signing of the 32-year-old, who is out of contract at the end of the season.

Spanish newspaper La Razon report that Lim is happy to sign the former Spanish international because Valencia will not have to pay a transfer fee.

Mata played for Valencia between 2007 and 2011 before moving to Chelsea.

But he may reject Lim's advances due to the owner's lack of popularity at the club.

Valencia reportedly gave their players IOU notes in August 2020 because they could not afford to pay them.

They are also at risk of being relegated from LaLiga for the first time since 1986.

They currently sit 14th, just three points above Elche in the relegation zone having played two games more.

Lim purchased Valencia in 2014 and was responsible for hiring Gary Neville as manager in December 2015.

Neville was sacked in March 2016 with the lowest win percentage in LaLiga history for a Valencia manager.

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Lim is also a shareholder in League Two side Salford City, which Neville co-owns.

This article was most recently revised and updated 2 years ago

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