£45.9m Angel Di Maria is ‘overpriced’ says respected journalist, as Man United star nears PSG switch

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French journalist Pierre Menes has taken to twitter to express his concern at the price Paris Saint-Germain are willing to spend to bring Manchester United’s Angel Di Maria to the Parc des Princes.

The winger moved to Old Trafford last summer for a club-record £59.7 million fee [Telegraph], but hasn’t been an overwhelming success in the Premier League.

10 assists has been an admirable return, but considering he arrived in Manchester as a Champions League winner, and taking into account the eye-watering fee, Di Maria has flattered to deceive.

He has subsequently been linked with a move away from Old Trafford, with PSG understood to be keen on taking him to the Parc des Princes.

The Mirror report that the reigning French champions are nearing a £45.9 million deal for the 27-year-old, but one Ligue 1 observer is unimpressed with the fee.

Journalist Pierre Menes—who is a columnist and pundit on Canal plus—has expressed his dissatisfaction with the fee quoted for Di Maria.

“Overpriced for my taste,” the commentator began, writing on his @PierreMenes account when questioned about the Di Maria deal.

“I don’t share your enthusiasm, and it was already that way last season.”

Menes’s concern is not shared by PSG centre-back David Luiz, however, who was a teammate of Di Maria’s at Benfica.

As reported by Sky Sports, the ex-Chelsea centre-back has expressed his delight at the winger’s imminent arrival.

“For us it is always very good if we can sign a fantastic player like Di Maria,” the defender began.

“I love him, he is my friend. I played with him at Benfica, when we were young.

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“He is fantastic and will be fantastic for the team. He also knows how to play on the defensive side, he is an amazing player.

“Am I surprised it didn’t work out for him in England? No, it’s not about this. Sometimes you can not have luck in one place, but he is still a fantastic player.

“We want to win the Champions League. If it was up to me, I’d like to sign many, many players.”

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