Di Maria transfer request could force more spending.
The Red Devils are also looking at a number of other similar attacking players, according to various other sources, with the Mail stating that the Argentine attacking midfielder could force an exit from the club this summer due to his family being unsettled in Manchester.
Di Maria’s home was burgled last season, and his form seemed to dip considerably after this incident as he failed to live up to a bright start in the Premier League, which could now see him seek a move abroad to Paris Saint-Germain, who have been public in their interest, as reported in the London Evening Standard.
Although the Mail claims that United want to keep the Argentine international, it seems that they could already be looking into possible replacements for him, with these three wide-players listed in the press in recent days as options for the Reds:
1) Pedro (Barcelona)
Firstly, the Daily Telegraph backs up the Mail’s claims that United are looking into bidding for Pedro, who could cost around £22m. The Spanish international is not an identical style player to Di Maria, but his fine record of goals and assists from out wide in some hugely successful Barcelona and Spain teams make him a great option for the club as they look to improve and become title challengers. Pedro has recently fallen out of favour at the Nou Camp due to huge competition for places from big names like Neymar and Luis Suarez, but there’s no doubt he could be a hit in the Premier League.
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