Manchester United given Angel Di Maria boost

Published 2 Comments

Football News

Manchester United have been given a timely boost in their scrap with Paris Saint Germain for  Real Madrid's £50 million Argentine, following comments from PSG coach Laurent Blanc, as reported by the Daily Mail.

The Argentine has been at the forefront of transfer speculation throughout the summer after Carlo Ancelotti made it clear that he would consider selling the player if the price was right.

Surplus to requirements

Following the acquisition of Toni Kroos and James Rodriguez, two of the standout players at the recent World Cup, it appears Di Maria has played his last game at the Santiago Bernabeu, with either PSG or Manchester United expected to be his next destination.

United and PSG interest

Louis Van Gaal is keen to bring the Argentine to Old Trafford however it is thought the player is more interested in a move to PSG due to the opportunity of Champions League football, something United can't offer the player, at least for this season.

Related articles
- Another Real star to leave?
- Cant see this happening
- Di Maria out, Rodriguez in!

PSG coach, Laurent Blanc, refused to be drawn into a discussion about the future of the player however did give United hope when he claimed: "nothing is done," referring to a deal with the Argentine.

Blanc went on to say: "I'll leave you to speculate. At the moment nothing is done.
Are there negotiations? It's not for me to say, but for the board of the club."

Loan deal

Recent reports suggested Di Maria was on his way to Paris on an initial loan deal for the first year following which PSG would pay Los Blancos the full £49 million fee, a deal set up to help the Paris club side step the Financial Fair Play rules.

PSG have already been fined £20 million for breaching the rules when they signed David Luiz for £50 million and it is thought that club president Nasser Al-Khelafi personally flew to Madrid to set the deal up.

This is what you get for £50 million

It beggars belief that Madrid have wanted to sell the Argentine who has been with the club since 2010 after coming off his best season yet at the Bernabeu.

Would the big three, Ronaldo, Bale and Benzema have scored 97 goals for the club last season if Di Maria hadn't showed the sort of form that he did?

Perhaps not.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

La Liga
Paris Saint-Germain
Premier League
Real Madrid
Manchester United

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again