Spanish football expert Guillem Balague claims Angel di Maria completed his move to French moneybags Paris Saint-Germain in Paris yesterday.
Di Maria, who endured a torrid debut season in Manchester, has been linked with a move to Laurent Blanc's side for some time now, and it appears that he's set to be unveiled as the club's new signing sooner rather than later.
The Argentine international, of course, only completed a British record move to the Theatre of Dreams last summer, but failed to produce the goods under the Van Gaal regime in Manchester.
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In fact, towards the end of the campaign, the versatile midfielder failed to hold down a regular place in the starting XI, with the duo of Ashley Young and Juan Mata ahead of him in the pecking order at the club.
Di Maria, then, looks set to make a fresh start at PSG, with Balague claiming that a fee of £44.2m has been agreed for the player's services.
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The Spanish expert tweeted: "The di Maria deal to PSG was all done and dusted yesterday in Paris."
Heart's not in it
There's no doubt about it, it's a real shame that Di Maria's United career looks set to come to a premature end, but ultimately things just haven't worked out for him on English soil.
And, in truth, it appears that the player just doesn't fancy the challenge of proving his critics wrong in Manchester, so perhaps it's best for all involved if he moves on in the coming days. Things could have been different for him at United, but it may well be time to move on.
And, if United can secure the services of Pedro, then fans should be excited by the prospect of the Barcelona man lining up for them next season. Ultimately, he's not a like for like replacement for Di Maria, but he will bring something different to Van Gaal's side.
He will certainly bring a great deal of energy and class, and will no doubt suit the Dutchman's philosophy, as the club go in search of success on both the domestic and European scene.
At £22m, too, it's a bargain for the Red Devils, who be securing the services of a player in the prime of his career.
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