Chelsea FC, on Sunday, declared that they had reached an agreement with Valencia CF for the transfer of Juan Mata to the Blues. It was announced this Wednesday that the player had passed a medical and agreed personal terms.
He thus becomes the fourth signing of the summer transfer window for the West Londoners, following the arrivals of Thibaut Courtois, Oriol Romeu and Romelu Lukaku.
Andre Villas-Boas had confirmed his intention to boost numbers in midfield with a signing or two, and has had to beat off competition from London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham to rope in Mata for £26 million.
With the 23-year-old Spaniard being a major coup for the Blues, it is important that we get to know more about the man who was the star of the show at the U-21 European Championship this summer.
Here are the four things you need to know about Juan Mata.