Manchester United playmaker Juan Mata says he will not speak about his contract situation until his future has been resolved.
The Spaniard’s current deal at Old Trafford expires in the summer and the midfielder wants the focus to be on the upcoming game against Barcelona:
“I don’t think right now is a good moment to speak about it. Because I prefer to put the team before myself and what we are going to face now is important enough to be focused only on that.”
“There have been some rumours about myself and other teammates over the last week, so I’m not the one who is going to put more questions or raise more comments with what I say.”
“So I prefer to put the team before me and focus on the important task that we have ahead, which is Barcelona. And that’s it.”
Mata has been heavily linked with a move to Barca with the Catalan club said to be keen to snap up the 30-year-old on a free transfer in July.
Reports in recent weeks have suggested that the player and United have been unable to agree on the length of his new deal. Mata is believed to be holding out for a two-year contract while the Red Devils are only winning to offer him a 12-month extension.
United are also having difficulty agreeing new terms with Ander Herrera. Paris Saint-Germain were reportedly interested in signing the 29-year-old in the summer but the Ligue One club are believed to have dropped their interest in favour of other targets.