Hirving Lozano's pair of goals for PSV Eindhoven finally give him the award this week, with Diego Lainez also thriving at new club Real Betis.
Mata has always declared his love for Oviedo, the club he joined at the age of 10.
Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla trained at Real Oviedo's facilities on Monday as he continues his recovery from a severe Achilles injury.
Victor Wanyama believes his brother McDonald Mariga could have been a big hit if he'd secured a move to the Premier League earlier in his career.
The once-capped Spain international has suffered from a persistent ankle problem which limited him to only 12 starts for Real Oviedo last season.
Ankle injuries have forced former Swansea City midfielder Michu to retire at age 31.
Arsenal's minority shareholder Alisher Usmanov grew his net worth by nearly $3 billion over the past year to $15.2 billion, according to Forbes.
Michu, 30, who had stopped playing because of the pain caused by ankle problems, joined Oviedo on a one-year contract last month.
Real Madrid legend Fernando Hierro will be presented as the new coach at Real Oviedo this Wednesday,