Angel Di Maria has moved from English Premier League Club Manchester United to Paris St Germain on a 4 year contract with the French Champions.
Di Maria joined United for a club record fee of £59.7 million last summer, but has moved on less than 12 months later for a sum approximately about £45 million.
The Argentine passed his medical on Monday after flying out to Qatar and spoke to BelN Sports about his move at the time. He said, “I’m very happy to join Paris St Germain. What i know about PSG is that they are a team who have won all possible titles in France last season. I also know that I want to overcome the obstacles that is the quarter finals of the Champions League.”
Expectations of the player are sky high in France. After being the man of the match in the Champions League final as Real Madrid won their 10th European crown in 2014, Di Maria arrived at Old Trafford amid huge hoopla last summer.
Initially, he seemed to be set to deliver, with a string of promising performances that justified the club’s decision to give him the iconic number 7 shirt once worn by the likes of Eric Cantona, George Best, David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo. Thereafter, he began to struggle, however, eventually bring dropped from the team. Things off the pitch went sour as well, with the player’s family being terrified one day at their Cheshire Mansion when a gang of raiders tried to smash in through the French windows. And while Angel Di Maria publicly promised to knuckle down and turn things around at the club, behind the scenes both he and United were clearly happy to get a move arranged.
With the relaxation of the FFP rules, that move turn out to be to Paris St Germain where the 27 year old will attempt to get his career back on track.
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