Spanish football journalist Guillem Balague claims former Manchester United flop Angel di Maria is being considered by Barcelona as being the answer in the quest to find Neymar’s replacement.
— Guillem Balague (@GuillemBalague) August 21, 2017
He tweeted on Monday that Barcelona have now withdrawn their interest in Philippe Coutinho and are instead targeting Jean Seri, Ousmane Dembele and ex-Real Madrid man di Maria.
The winger had a dismal time under Louis Van Gaal at United, only scoring 4 goals in 32 games for the red Devils after making a £59.7m move from Madrid in 2014, according to manutd.com. He left the next summer for PSG in a deal rumoured to be £44m, per ESPN.
The Argentina international has scored 16 times in 58 games for his current club.
Get French Football News reported on Monday that Barcelona are ‘hours’ from finalising a deal for Borussia Dortmund’s Dembele, with a fee of £120m expected to be agreed whilst The Guardian claim Ernesto Valverde’s side are closing in on a £36m move for Nice’s Seri.
It’s all systems go for Barcelona at the moment in a bid to regain some positivity around the club after a horrible week saw them get thumped 5-1 by rivals Real Madrid in the Super Cup before learning Luis Suarez was ruled out for a month amid news that Manchester City preparing a world record bid for Lionel Messi.