Manchester United’s Angel Di Maria looks to be closing in on a transfer to Paris Saint-Germain.
According to Le Parisien, the Argentina international’s potential move to the French capital could now be described as imminent, as the French newspaper have stated that the winger has agreed terms on a five-year contract with the Ligue 1 champions.
Despite his form having dropped since moving to the Premier League last summer – with the Red Devils having paid Real Madrid a British club-record £59.7m for the 27-year-old’s signature, United will no doubt be looking to recoup as much of this sum as possible – if they choose to sell this summer.
Le Parisien claim that the two clubs may still be negotiating over a fee – with PSG said to be willing to offer around €60m (£42.5m), while Louis van Gaal is holding out for €65m (£46m).
The report states that Di Maria’s family are playing a key role in the forward assessing his future in Manchester, as they are rumoured to remain unsettled in the English city – likely as a consequence of the burglary of his Cheshire home back in February [via the Daily Mail].
The Argentine’s career at the Theatre of Dreams looked to have started off brightly – with goals coming against Queens Park Rangers, Leicester City and Everton – however, the forward quickly dropped off the boil, perhaps struggling with the physicality of England’s top flight.
What makes for staggering reading is that Di Maria was handed nine different positions by van Gaal in midfield and in attack [via WhoScored] – suggesting that his club manager may be unsure on where to position his record-signing, which must no doubt have not helped the player to settle into his new team.
It would certainly make for miserable reading if the Premier League is forced to say farewell to a winger who, only months prior to his Manchester United transfer, was presented the man-of-the-match award at the end of the Champions League final by Old Trafford legend Sir Alex Ferguson [via the Daily Mail].