Paris Saint Germain are eying up an ambitious loan move for Manchester United’s £60m misfit Angel Di Maria following the club’s signing of winger Memphis Depay.
According to the Daily Mail, Laurent Blanc is to offer Di Maria an escape route out of Old Trafford in the wake of Depay’s arrival. Di Maria only joined Manchester United last summer for a British record £60m.
Despite a strong start to his Manchester United career he has fallen out of favour under Louis van Gaal and has been used mainly as a substitute for the last few months of the Premier League campaign.
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The emergence of Juan Mata and Marouane Fellaini as key players under van Gaal has relegated Di Maria in the pecking order, and with Dutch international Depay arriving in a few months’ time, the Argentine international will have even more competition for places.
Reports in France suggest that Di Maria’s agent Jorge Mendes has held talks with PSG chief Nasser Al-Khelaifi over a transfer.
But PSG are handicapped by Financial Fair Play regulations that have hit the big spending French club hard in recent seasons. As a result, they want a loan move for a season, with a permanent clause inserted in the deal to enable them to buy the former-Real Madrid star in the summer of 2016.
Earlier this week, Manchester United announced the capture of Depay from PSV Eindhoven for a fee in the region of £25m.
What do you think Manchester United fans - should van Gaal let Di Maria leave in the wake of Depay’s arrival?