The Red Devils have agreed to let the Argentine international go after just one season at Old Trafford, despite the BBC reporting that they paid a club-record fee of £59.7m to sign him from Real Madrid last year in one of the summer’s most exciting deals.
Unfortunately for United, Di Maria has not looked the same player for United as the one who shone for so many years at Real, where he played a key role in the club winning their tenth Champions League title just months before moving to England.
Still, PSG clearly recognise his talent and have agreed to pay big money for the player this summer, even if United do stand to make a loss of around £15m on the South American midfielder.
The Express adds that Di Maria’s exit should pave the way for United to sign Barcelona winger Pedro as his replacement out wide. Although the two are slightly different players in terms of style, it makes sense that the Reds are targeting a similarly experienced and proven winner at the top level.
Pedro has a superb record for Barca and his knowledge of what it takes to win the big games could prove crucial for his new club as they look to establish themselves as a force in the Premier League and Champions League again after a bit of a blip since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement.