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Chelsea signed Mata from Valencia

Posted on | August 24, 2011 | No Comments

Chelsea have announced that they completed the signing of the Spanish attacking midfielder Juan Mata from Valencia.

The 23 years old midfielder has signed a five years contract with the Stamford Bridge team. The Spanish international has cost Chelsea £27 millions.

New Chelsea coach Andre Villas Boas declared that he want to add more attacking power to the team and Mata will fit there perfectly. Mata has the advantage that he can play on different formations as he can play in centre midfield, behind the strikers or on the wings.

Liverpool, Tottenham and Arsenal were also interested in signing the player but the Spaniard declared that wants to win trophies and the opportunity to play alongside his compatriot Fernando Torres were decisive in his decision.

Mata played one season for Real Madrid second team before moving to Valencia in 2007. He scored 33 goals in 129 appearances for Valencia and 4 goals in 11 appearances for the national team.



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