Valladolid’s Mata rejects China chance

Real Valladolid striker Jaime Mata (pictured right) has rejected the chance to join Chinese club Zhejiang Greentown, say reports in the Spanish press.

The 29-year-old has been in remarkable form in La Liga 123 – netting 23 goals in 25 starts for the Blanquivioletas, attracting interest from abroad.

A report in Marca outlines how the Chinese side had submitted a bid in excess of €2m for the striker to trigger his release clause, yet the player himself rejected the opportunity to move.

Mata’s deal at the promotion hopefuls expires this summer but the report continues he has ‘attractive offers from elsewhere’ including from Qatar and other sides in Spain.

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