After Real Madrid signed James Rodriguez earlier in the week, Manchester United have been given the green light in their pursuit of Angel di Maria. According to CaughtOffside, the Argentine will now be able to leave Madrid despite an excellent season last year.
With James Rodriguez costing Real Madrid upwards of £70million, they’ll be looking to recoup around £40million of that back by selling Angel di Maria. Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United are the two favourites for the 26-year old’s signature, but they’ll certainly be other interested parties.
With PSG being warned about Financial FairPlay after the signature of David Luiz, United are currently in pole position, and if they want Angel di Maria then the chances are that they could get him.
My only concern would be that I’m not sure where he’ll fit into Louis van Gaal’s system. Juan Mata will probably be Van Gaal’s #10 of choice. leaving Shinji Kagawa and Adnan Januzaj on the bench. The only way Di Maria would fit into the team would be if he played a deeper role, but I’m not sure he’s combative enough for that.
I’d much prefer to see us spend £40million+ on two world class central-defenders, and another top centre-mid.
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