Date: 19th November 2013 at 6:00pm
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Paris Saint-Germain are ready to offer a whopping £40 million for Chelsea playmaker Juan Mata in the next transfer window according to reports in France.

Le 10 Sport claim that PSG already went close to signing him in the summer after sensing that Jose Mourinho wasn’t as keen on the Spaniard as he ought to be and are planning on returning with an improved offer in January.

Mata has struggled to get a consistent run of games this season which has baffled many fans, pundits and football journalists. We’ve heard plenty of duff arguments about him ‘not working’ off the ball, things that I’ve never heard before from people that are saying it all of a sudden in order to justify his omission.

In my opinion a playmaker is there to create chances (clue is in the name) and there isn’t anyone aside from maybe Eden Hazard that is as creative as Mata in the squad, so it’s questionable why one is so bothered about his defensive attributes, especially when the same two players are persistently picked in the middle of the park despite repeatedly failing to pull their weight by protecting their defence well enough.

I would be gutted to see Mata leave the club and I don’t think Roman Abramovich would be particularly happy to part company with a player that is a joy to watch but looking at the fee you may also think ‘why not accept the cash seeing as the guy won’t play?’ which is also a justifiable point of view.

What I cannot stomach is the fact so many fans have turned against a player and I’ve seen people go so far as to slag him off in order to justify the opinion of one man against many, it’s a little fickle for my liking. Jose Mourinho is a clever man, has to be respected and it’s always a good idea to back your coach but that doesn’t mean he’s always right and we’ve witnessed him making mistakes before, especially at Real Madrid when he started making enemies within his own club and lost control of the dressing room.

Do you think Mourinho is right to ostracise Mata and would you take £40m for him? All points of view are welcome

Source: International Business Times