What a coup! Newcastle fans react to interest in Juan Mata

Loads of Newcastle fans have been reacting to the latest transfer news, as reports claim the Magpies are eyeing Juan Mata.

According to The Sun, Rafael Benitez will look to bring Mata to Tyneside if he continues as Newcastle manager.

The report claims the Magpies boss is keen on a reunion with Mata, who he coached at Chelsea.

The Manchester United playmaker will be out of contract this summer, and it looks unlikely that he will be offered a new deal at Old Trafford.

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Of course, Mike Ashley infamously does not sign older players, especially ones with bad injury histories and high wage demands, so a move for the 31 year-old would surely be at the command of Benitez.

Mata scored five goals and added two assists on limited playing time this campaign, and his creativity from the middle of the park would certainly give the Magpies a necessary boost in carving out chances for their front men.

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