Manchester United star Juan Mata has admitted that he dreams of going back to his boyhood club Real Oviedo, which is currently in Segunda B.
The Spanish international started his career at Real Oviedobefore joining Real Madrid's youth academy, La Fábrica, at age 15.
Mata has joined United from Chelsea in 2014 and has just one year left on his contract and naturally he is discussing his future.
In a question and answer session on ManUtd.com, he revealed that he would like to return to Real Oviedo.
“That’s my home team, that’s the team that I support in Spain. I know a lot of people there in the club and I am [a] fan myself.
“At some point, it would be nice because there a quite a few players who have come through the youth ranks at Oviedo, like Santi Cazorla, Michu, who used to play for Swansea, Adrian Lopez, who used to play at Atletico Madrid, and myself.
“So it would nice if we could all meet again at Real Oviedo and try to bring the team to the First Division because right now they are in the Second Division. Hopefully, they can be in the First Division soon, that would be nice.”
Oviedo are currently 17th in the Spanish second division and they definitely fancy having Mata join their ranks and help them get back to LaLiga. They were relegated from the top division in 2001.