Perhaps this move more than any other sums up the nature of the transfer market in England these days.
No longer do the big boys stockpile the best players, the money available to the chasing pack has helped close the gap in the Premier League.
Well, that theme is summed up best in this report.
According to the Daily Telegraph, Everton are eager to convince Juan Mata to move to Goodison Park to kick off a lavish new era at Goodison Park.
The World Cup winner is reportedly aware he has no future at Old Trafford following the arrival of Jose Mourinho as the club’s new manager, having been sold by him at Chelsea in 2014.
He has worked with new Toffees coach Ronald Koeman before, emerging under his guidance with Valencia earlier on his career.
There is believed to be an offer of around £20m on the table for the 28-year old, who must now decide whether to make the short trip over to Merseyside and work his way back into the Spanish national team.
Would Mata take Everton to the next level?
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