Thursday, 25 August 2011
Juan Mata completes move to Chelsea
Juan Mata has completed his move to Chelsea from Spanish club Valencia for a reported £23.5m. Mata has signed a five-year contract and is available for Saturday's game against Norwich. "Valencia was a big club anyway but I have left to join a bigger club," the 23-year-old winger said. "It is all about the opportunity to win trophies and I have that here." The Spaniard said Blues boss Andre Villas-Boas convinced him to move. "He said he wanted Chelsea this season to play more attacking football, and that I would be a big part of that," added Mata. "Villas-Boas is someone who won almost everything last year [the former Porto boss won the Portuguese league, Europa League and two domestic cups last season] and we are both here with the idea of winning lots this season."