The Argentine international endured a mixed maiden campaign in the Premier League last term; while he succeeded in contributing 10 assists, he was criticised for his supposed lethargy and antipathy towards the club cause [International Business Times].
His future has been one of the hot topics of the summer, with Paris Saint-Germain—who came close to signing the player last summer [ESPN]—rumoured to be keen on bringing him to the French capital over the coming months [Telegraph].
A straight swap deal has been mooted, which would see Di Maria head to Ligue 1 and Edinson Cavani move in the opposite direction [ESPN].
Player agent Satin has expressed his conviction that Di Maria is exactly the kind of player PSG need to sign in order to cement their place as one of the true giants of the European game.
“The generational aspect is important. There is a need for a comprehensive rejuvenation,” he began, speaking to RMC [as per the Express].
“They [PSG] must bring in names who speak to the fans,” he continued.
“Angel Di Maria would be a good step up in terms of quality and name.
“They are working on several options,” Satin concluded.
“They can put themselves in a position to sign him but they are working against certain elements.”
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Di Maria’s move to PSG last summer was made impossible due to the restrictions of financial fair play, but with the club’s sanctions having been lifted, the French giants would now be free to sign the ex-Real Madrid star [Sky Sports].
Beyond Di Maria, PSG have also been linked with a move for Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Benjamin Stambouli.
The Franco-Algerian midfielder is set to be a casualty of Mauricio Pochettino’s cull at White Hart Lane, with the Standard reporting that a deal is ‘close’.