According to Radio Marca, Angel di Maria wants to move to Manchester United, and has already spoken to Marcos Rojo about the prospect of the Argentine duo linking up for club as well as country. The 26-year old would be that real coup that Manchester United fans up and down the country have all been waiting for.
After having arguably the best season in his professional career, Angel di Maria would certainly cost a pretty penny. Reports suggest that Real Madrid are holding out for between £40-50million for one of their many star men, in a deal which mirrors that of Mesut Ozil to Arsenal last summer.
Madrid have brought in Toni Kroos and James Rodriguez for over £80million, so by their business model, they have to sell a couple of players to recoup as much of that as possible; Hence the sales of Angel di Maria and Sami Khedira.
I’d take both at United in a heartbeat, but it’d be tough to lure the pair into Old Trafford with just over a week remaining in the window, especially with the prospect of no Champions League football for at least one season. We’ll have to offer players bigger wages in an attempt to take their minds off European football for a year, and hope we somehow manage a top four finish this time around.