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Sunday August 25 2019
Getafe's Jaime Mata rules out Espanyol move

Getafe striker Jaime Mata has rubbished suggestions of a potential move to Espanyol.

The 30-year old has been linked with a move to Catalonia, as a replacement for Borja Iglesias, who joined Real Betis this summer.

However the journeyman forward has committed himself to Jose Bordalas' side for the 2019-20 campaign.

"I have nothing to say about potential transfers.

"I am fully focused on playing for Getafe.

"I am only interested in winning games for Getafe."

Mata has enjoyed a nomadic professional career, and he only made his La Liga debut following a move to Getafe from Real Valladolid at the start of the 2018-19 season.

He played a key role in the Madrid-based side reaching the Europa League qualification spots last season, with 14 league goals, and was rewarded with a first cap for the Spanish national side.

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