Juan Mata, Santi Cazorla, Michu try to save Real Oviedo from going out of business

PL trio try to save Spanish club
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Premier League trio Juan Mata, Santi Cazorla and Michu buy shares in lower league Spanish side Real Oviedo to help prevent the club from going out of business.

Chelsea playmaker Juan Mata, Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla and Swansea City's summer signing Michu have joined together to try to prevent Spanish club Real Oviedo from going out of business.

The Premier League trio have bought shares in the third division club, who will reportedly cease to exist if they do not raise £1.6m within the next fortnight.

"Myself, Mata and Cazorla have all bought shares but it would be wrong of me to say how much," the Daily Mail quotes Michu as saying. "We just wanted to try and help save the club we all played for.

"The economy in Spain is very bad and the club needs around [£1.6m] to survive. A lot of people have bought shares and hopefully it will be enough by the closing date of November 17. It's my local club, a club I love, so I hope it will be enough."

All three players began their careers in Asturias.

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